North-east man, 47, has sentence deferred after asking women to place him on their backs

A North-east man who committed breach of the peace by asking women to place him on their backs has had his sentence deferred for good behaviour.

Colin Spence, 47, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court for sentencing after previously admitting the charge.

Spence committed the offence on occasions between August 7 and September 4 last year at various locations in the North-east, including a wooden walkway at Stonehaven Beach and the A92 Stonehaven to Inverbervie road.

He admitted conducting himself in a “disorderly manner”, by approaching females and repeatedly falling to the ground.

He then went on to “present” himself as injured, before asking the women to help him by putting him on their backs.

He had originally also been accused of sexually assaulting two women on August 7 at the B9120 road at Laurencekirk and September 3 at the Old Deeside Railway Line in Aberdeen by seizing them by the body and jumping on their backs.

However, not guilty pleas to both those charges were accepted at a previous court hearing.

Spence, of Roadside Croft, Findon, Portlethen, will return to court in four months.

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