July 2023

Wigan man sentenced for exposing himself to females

A pervert has been sentenced for exposing himself to four women between October 2021 and September 2022 in Wigan, Greater Manchester.

Courtney Havill, 26, approached the women in a car in various locations in Wigan, whilst naked from the waist down. When he had their attention, he looked them in the eye as he touched himself.

On 2 October 2021 at 11am he approached the first woman, who was in her 20s, in his silver Audi on School Lane, Haigh Hall Country Park, Wigan, and asked her for directions.

When she looked into the car, she saw he was not wearing any trousers or underwear and was touching himself as he spoke to her.

On 23 October 2021 at 4pm he approached the second woman, in her 40s, in his Audi as she walked along Aspinall Road in Standish, Wigan. He asked her for directions whilst not wearing any lower clothing and touching himself.

On 8 March 2022 at 11.45pm he followed a third woman, in her 20s, in her car from traffic lights at the junction of Wigan Road and Cale Lane, Wigan.

He flashed his car lights until she pulled over. He then walked over to her car, opened her passenger door and sat in the passenger seat.

He was not wearing any lower clothing. He took her phone and put his Snapchat details into it, asked her for a kiss, and started touching himself. She told him to leave, and he got out of the car. He later apologised to her via Snapchat.

On 9 September 2022 at 9.30pm he was in a parked BMW with no lights on Shevington Lane in Shevington, Wigan. As the fourth woman, in her 40s, walked past the car, he put the internal light and as he looked at her, he touched his penis. She tried to take a photo of the car, but he drove away at speed.

Each of the women described the man as in his 20s with curly ginger hair.

When he was identified and interviewed by police, he gave several false alibis stating he was at work or in another location at the time of the offences, but this was quickly disproved.

He also claimed it must be a case of mistaken identity but the cars used to commit the offences were registered to him.

Today, Courtney Havill was sentenced at Manchester Magistrates’ Court to 52 weeks in custody, suspended for two years, with a Horizons Programme Requirement and 20 Rehabilitation days.

He must pay a total of £500 compensation. He was also issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order with a condition that he must keep police notified of any vehicle he owns or drives and he must sign the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.