Lancaster lewd bus act - jury out in trial of man accused of sexual offence

Jurors in the case of a man accused of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child on a bus have retired to consider their verdicts.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 5:00 pm

Martin Steer, 38, of Cockersand Drive, Lancaster, denies the charges and is on trial at Preston Crown Court.

It is alleged he sat behind two young girls on a double decker bus service from Morecambe to Lancaster and ‘sniffed’ their hair before performing a lewd act a 14-year-old youngster, who cannot be identified, was permitted to give evidence from behind a screen, and told the court she got onto the bus with her friend at 11.30am.

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She said her friend ‘felt’ heavy breathing behind her neck and it felt like he was “sniffing her hair”.

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