Jail for Gosport food delivery driver who flashed in pensioner’s bedroom

Bradley Hammond, 22, of Nobes Avenue, Gosport, has been jailed for 10 months.
Bradley Hammond, 22, of Nobes Avenue, Gosport, has been jailed for 10 months.

AN ELDERLY woman with dementia was flashed by a food delivery driver, police said.

Bradley Hammond, 22, was jailed for 10 months yesterday at Portsmouth Crown Court for the attack on the 84-year-old woman in Waterlooville.

Hammond, of Nobes Avenue, took the food to his victim before taking her to her bedroom and exposed himself.

He then carried out an indecent act.

Police arrested him and he later admitted engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a person with a mental disorder.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Paul Barry, said: ‘This has been distressing for the victim and her family and I’m pleased that this sentence will provide them some closure following Hammond’s actions.

‘The judge has clearly shown how seriously the courts take this kind of offence, which is made all the more disturbing because Hammond abused his position of trust.

‘I’d like to thank the victim’s carers and her sheltered housing providers who brought this to the attention of the relevant authorities immediately, which helped our investigation.

‘This type of behaviour targeting the elderly or vulnerable simply won’t be tolerated and I hope Hammond’s sentence sends a clear message to that effect.’

Hammond must sign the sex offenders register for the next seven years.

A police spokesman added: ‘He delivered her food before taking the victim, who suffers from dementia, into her bedroom where he exposed himself and carried out an indecent act.’

Hammond had initially been charged with sexual assault.