'Sex pest' who assaulted three women in one night ordered to pay victims compensation
A man who sexually assaulted three different women in one night in Shrewsbury has been ordered to pay more than £4,000 in compensation.
Andrew Liddiment, 40, of Wigmore, Leominster - described by the judge as a "sex pest" - was sentenced at Shrewsbury Crown Court after previously pleading guilty to three counts of sexual assault on a female.
The incidents all took place in Shrewsbury on the evening of December 16 last year.
Kevin Jones, prosecuting, said that Liddiment, a former partner at property firm Balfours, had assaulted three separate women while he was on a night out in the town, with the first incident seeing him grab a woman's bottom as she stood at a bar.
Another victim was pulled into a side street where he put his hand up her skirt, attempting to touch her in an intimate area.
The court was told the severity of the assault was only limited because the woman was wearing a 'skort' – a skirt with fitted shorts – which hindered Liddiment's efforts.
Liddement, who had been drinking alcohol, assaulted a third victim later, lifting her skirt and exposing her underpants.