A man has been put on the sex offenders register after showing inappropriate content to a young girl.

Roy Self, of Cyprus Road in Attleborough, was sentenced at Norwich Magistrates Court on Thursday, February 9, in relation to threatening, abusive and insulting words and behaviour to cause alarm and distress, as well as sexual communication with a child.

Self denied the charges during a trial at Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court on January 6 this year but was found guilty.

He had been remanded in custody since the trial.

The sentencing hearing on February 9 heard that around October last year he was involved in showing inappropriate imagery on his mobile phone to a girl in Attleborough.

It also heard that around that same time, Self waved an implement across the road at the same girl and another girl, and shouted across the road to them, according to prosecutor Mark Jackson.

Self was also charged with criminal damage to property valued at under £5,000 after he was accused of damaging his sister and brother-in-law's car on September 5 last year.

The 61-year-old pleaded guilty to the criminal damage and said in court: "I'll pay for the damage and that will be the end of it."

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But he added he wanted nothing more to do with his sister and brother-in-law.

Self, who had no legal representation, said he spoke to the girls about phones and showed one of them a picture of a clothed woman.

Sentencing him, District Judge David Wilson ordered Self to pay £400 in compensation, split equally between the girls and his brother-in-law and sister.

He also issued an 18-month community order, including a six-month mental health requirement.

Self was also put on the sex offenders register for five years and ordered to avoid certain areas of Attleborough.