Man accused of shoplifting and groping two women before trying to follow female into flat

A MAN allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in a petrol station while stealing items before later groping another female and trying to follow her into her flat.

By Steve Deeks
Tuesday, 2nd August 2022, 8:24 pm

A Southampton man has been charged with sexual assaults and shoplifting after the incidents on Northam Road on July 27.

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Police received a report at 9pm that a man stole items in a petrol station without paying and sexually assaulted a woman in her 20s over her clothing.

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Officers were then called at 11.30pm after another woman in her 20s was also allegedly sexually assaulted over her clothing in Northam Road by a man who then attempted to follow her into her flat nearby.

Sean Prendergast, 38, of Orchard Lane, Southampton, was charged with two counts of sexual assault on a female and two counts of theft from a shop.

He was remanded to appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday where he was bailed with conditions to appear at Southampton Crown Court on September 2.