Man jailed for a year after he was caught masturbating on a bus

David Murphy-Hinds jailed after he was caught masturbating on the bus

David Murphy-Hinds jailed after he was caught masturbating on the bus

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A man has been jailed for a year for masturbating on a bus in Palmers Green.

David Murphy-Hinds, 26 of Denmark Road in Haringey, was sentenced to one year in prison for outraging public decency.

On March 14, Murphy-Hinds was spotted by a 13-year-old girl on a 121 bus at Palmers Green station heading towards Southgate station masturbating.

The teenager was sitting near Murphy-Hinds and as she got up to get off the bus caught the 26-year-old in the act.

He was arrested and charged on March 28 and remanded in custody to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court the following day where he pleaded not guilty.

However, on April 9 at Wood Green Crown Court, he changed his plea to guilty and was sentenced on April 23.

Chief Superintendent Sultan Taylor, from safer transport command, said: "We are committed to tackling sexual offences on London's buses and this sentence demonstrates our commitment to bringing those responsible to justice.

"If someone has made you feel uncomfortable on your bus journey - however minor it may seem to you - reporting it to police can help us target the perpetrator and prevent it happening to another passenger."

Siwan Hayward, Transport for London's deputy director of enforcement and on-street operations, said: "We are absolutely determined to eliminate sexual offences from our transport network, so I am pleased this sex offender has been jailed for what was a disgusting and offensive crime. With the help of our policing partners we will always push for the toughest penalties possible.”

Comments (3)

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5:08pm Tue 6 May 14

MrDoooon says...

Putting a new meaning to holding on to the pole while on the bus
Putting a new meaning to holding on to the pole while on the bus MrDoooon
  • Score: 12

6:26pm Mon 12 May 14

displayed says...

Is e real or wot, the guys nothing but a plonker!
Is e real or wot, the guys nothing but a plonker! displayed
  • Score: 3

8:20am Fri 23 May 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

On a more serious note.Chief Superintendent Sultan Taylor is fully committed to getting issues concerning the travelling public resolved quickly and satisfactorily with the help of the Safer Transport Team.

The public need to be made aware of this additional Police resource which helps makes life on public transport both safe and comfortable.Good job this man was nabbed and that he has got his just desserts.Must have been quite a shock for the young teenager to witness.

We need not put up with people who behave indecently in public and must report them immediately to the Police.
On a more serious note.Chief Superintendent Sultan Taylor is fully committed to getting issues concerning the travelling public resolved quickly and satisfactorily with the help of the Safer Transport Team. The public need to be made aware of this additional Police resource which helps makes life on public transport both safe and comfortable.Good job this man was nabbed and that he has got his just desserts.Must have been quite a shock for the young teenager to witness. We need not put up with people who behave indecently in public and must report them immediately to the Police. Sonoo Malkani
  • Score: 1

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