December 2021

Hull’s pub predator who groped teenagers in his local

A victim of a serial sex offender who targeted three vulnerable teenagers in a Hull pub claims that he made her life “hell” and she “absolutely hates” him.

Perverted Mark Andrews had been drinking heavily at the time he groped the youngsters and he told one girl: “Let’s go home. We’ll have a bit of fun.”

He made a habit of “sexualising non-sexual situations” and he ought to be “utterly ashamed” of his behaviour, Hull Crown Court heard.

Andrews, 47, of Portobello Street, Hull, admitted eight offences of sexual assault in August 2018/

Richard Butters, prosecuting, said that Andrews intimately touched three teenagers, two girls and a boy, in the Zetland Arms pub in Portobello Street one evening.

He told one of the girls: “Let’s go home. We’ll have a bit of fun.”

He made sexual comments to one girl and touched her intimately.

Andrews had “worrying” convictions for 10 previous offences, including three offences of having under-age sex with a girl under 16 in 1998.

He also had convictions in 2004 and 2006 for failing to comply with his notification requirements as a sex offender.

Unemployed Andrews was given 100 hours’ unpaid work, a 90-day sex offender treatment programme, 30 days’ rehabilitation and a five-year sexual harm prevention order.

He must register as a sex offender for five years.