Mustapha, despite a number of schoolchildren being in the area, then dropped his trousers and exposed his penis, again laughing.
A further two similar harassment incidents occurred days later, one of which saw him threaten to kick the victim’s dog and cut his throat, as well as use vile homophobic insults.
The final one saw the complainant call a friend who attended and confronted the defendant, who claimed not to understand English.
He detained Mustapha until the police arrived, suffering severe bruising from being kicked, punched and almost headbutted by him after he was told the police were coming.
In an impact statement, the victim said he no longer wants to walk his dog in the area in case the defendant approaches him with further unprovoked threats.
He added that he becomes anxious and ‘thinks of worst case scenarios’ when he sees him, and on one occasion he had a panic attack.
Mustapha also exposed himself to a woman whom he asked for a cigarette from on September 6 on New Road in Latchford.
As she approached, he removed his penis from his trousers and started to perform a sex act on himself.
The court heard how the woman ‘burst out laughing’ and told him that both her dogs had a bigger penis than him, causing him to ‘run away with hurt pride’.
She added that if she saw him again she would have ‘launched him’.
A further incident occurred on the sunny afternoon of September 7 at a children’s play area in Victoria Park.
The victim was at the park with his toddler stepson when he heard a weird noise and a man singing and talking in a foreign accent.
Aware that he had been spotted, Mustapha pulled his tracksuit pants down and crouched down into a squatting position as if he was ‘having a poo’.
The witness described a look of ‘evil excitement’ on the defendant’s face as he ‘reached around as if he was aiming to grab hold of what he had passed to throw it’.
identified through a social media appeal, with the police contacted.
Yet another exposure occurred when Mustapha loitered outside a business in the town centre over a period of months.
He would stare at the owner and customers through the window, and on one occasion he unbuttoned his jeans and exposed himself for ‘sexual thrill’.
He also urinated in the street, in full view of the business, on two occasions, with urine going on the window and brickwork.
The owner had to upgrade CCTV and lock the door so he could not get in, as well as reduce opening hours, causing a loss of income.
In a statement, she said: “I have thought about selling the business as I no longer feel comfortable. It was once my happy place, but the stress and anxiety he has caused means I no longer enjoy my work.
“I have put my heart and soul into the business and he has destroyed it for me.”
Mustapha, of New Road in Latchford, was sentenced to 46 weeks in prison.
He attempted to barter a lower sentence with magistrates on one of the charges and was heard saying: “What have I done to deserve 48 weeks?”
The defendant was also ordered to pay £200 in compensation to the man he assaulted and handed four-year restraining orders preventing him from contacting or approaching six named people, or entering a named Latchford street.
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