Naked man seen by train users

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A naked man shocked passing train passengers and a wildlife photographer near Alfreton by exposing himself.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Friday, July 18, how Shaun Lander, 54, of Beech Way, Danesmoor, Chesterfield, was seen wearing only his shoes and a hat as he stood by the Morton section of the Alfreton railway line.

Becky Allsop, prosecuting, said during a separate incident, a stunned wildlife photographer also spotted and took images of Lander, which were handed to police.

With the second offence, thee photographer zoomed “in to get “the shock of his life as he saw the defendant naked and committing a sex act.

Officers were able to identify Lander from the images as a man they had seen running from Clay Cross to Alfreton.

Mrs Allsop added: “The defendant told police he did it to relieve himself and he didn’t have a target audience.”

He pleaded guilty to two counts of exposing himself after the incidents in January and March.

Julie Page, defending, said Lander, who was of previous good character, fully admitted the offences at the first opportunity. She added: “He has no explanation or understanding of what caused him to behave this way but has been to a GP to understand it.”

Magistrates adjourned the case until August 8 to consider probation reports before sentencing.