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Man found guilty of wiping human waste on two women in Ramsbottom

Lancashire Telegraph: Mark Follos had denied the allegations Mark Follos had denied the allegations

A LORRY driver who deliberately smeared excrement on two women has been barred from a Ramsbottom pub.

Mark Follos, 51, had denied the allegations, but was found guilty of two charges of outraging public decency after a trial at Bury Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard that Follos smeared excrement on women on two separate occasions, at The Oaks pub, in Bridge Street, on October 12 and 25, 2012.

Follos was arrested around a year later after a CCTV image was circulated through a Pubwatch scheme in Ramsbottom.

The first victim, on October 12, 2012, told the court she initially thought Follos may have been rubb-ing drugs on her arm. The woman said: “He came up to me from behind, and I was facing the door.

“He spoke briefly. He did a movement as if drying his hands on my arm.

“I realised what it was on my arm. It was poo. I looked at it, I touched it and smelled my hand.”

When asked how she felt when she realised what had happened, the woman, who was in tears in the witness box, said: “I thought I must have upset someone.”

The court heard that on October 25, 2012, the second victim found a ‘four- inch smear” on her arm.

She told the court: “This man just came and took hold of my arm and said can I get you a drink. I said ‘no thank you, we have alr-eady got one’.

“Then he left and that is when I could smell something, so I thought his hand maybe wasn’t that clean.”

The court heard that Follos, of St Annes Road, Wolverhampton, worked as a lorry driver and regularly travelled between Scotland and Ramsbottom.

He would park up and then go into Ramsbottom centre for a drink before he started his shift again the following day.

Follos denied that the first incident was deliberate, and said he did not have any recollection of the second incident.

Being questioned on the first incident, Follos said: “Do I look the sort of person that goes around wiping mess on people?

“I went to the toilet, and on my way out I must have picked something up from somewhere which got on my hand.

“I was in a bit of a rush and I hadn’t washed my hands.

“I went out of the toilet and continued to the exit of the pub.

“There were a number of ladies in the pub on that night and, as an act of courtesy I touched one and said goodnight, have a nice night, and exited the pub. As simple as that.”

After Follos was convicted, defending solicitor Mr James Daly described the incident as ‘moments of madness’ on Follos’ part.

Follos was ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work, pay costs of £1,010, and was also barred from the pub for a year.

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3:59pm Tue 28 Jan 14

pdb951 says...

Ohh Sh**
Ohh Sh** pdb951
  • Score: -3

4:27pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Steven Seagull says...

Dirty disgusting b@start.

Why was he not charged with an assault as well?
Dirty disgusting b@start. Why was he not charged with an assault as well? Steven Seagull
  • Score: 23

4:37pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Interocitor says...

Along with the 100 hours of unpaid work, he should also be compelled to undergo some form of psychiatric help from a mental health professional.
Along with the 100 hours of unpaid work, he should also be compelled to undergo some form of psychiatric help from a mental health professional. Interocitor
  • Score: 32

4:55pm Tue 28 Jan 14

GracesDad says...

Gets my vote for "Headline of the Year 2014" so far!
Gets my vote for "Headline of the Year 2014" so far! GracesDad
  • Score: -4

4:57pm Tue 28 Jan 14

DarioG2000 says...

Your @rse is a revolver
Firing pellets in the pub
You start the **** in my bonfire heart
Your @rse is a revolver Firing pellets in the pub You start the **** in my bonfire heart DarioG2000
  • Score: -8

5:58pm Tue 28 Jan 14

HarryBosch says...

Filthy animal! He should be barred from Lancashire not just a Ramsbottom pub. Get back to Wolverhampton you despicable pervert.
Filthy animal! He should be barred from Lancashire not just a Ramsbottom pub. Get back to Wolverhampton you despicable pervert. HarryBosch
  • Score: 26

7:33pm Tue 28 Jan 14

HairyBowls says...

This guy did it twice...the government keeps on doing it to us all on a regular basis :-p
This guy did it twice...the government keeps on doing it to us all on a regular basis :-p HairyBowls
  • Score: 12

8:42pm Tue 28 Jan 14

thoroughbred says...

Nasty old perv....I'm just wondering if it came from a Rams Bottom...?
Nasty old perv....I'm just wondering if it came from a Rams Bottom...? thoroughbred
  • Score: 10

1:46am Wed 29 Jan 14

Captain Glyndwr says...

I hope the his boss has sacked him? Banning this dirty B should have been put in prison for 6-9 months. this would teach him to keep his SH*T in his trousers.
I hope the his boss has sacked him? Banning this dirty B should have been put in prison for 6-9 months. this would teach him to keep his SH*T in his trousers. Captain Glyndwr
  • Score: 9

8:07am Wed 29 Jan 14

crusade to find the truth from the brown stuff says...

Just another sicko in the world, I wonder if this fella's wife and family in Wolverhampton have seen this article and know for themselves what a weirdo bloke he is and how he gets his kicks
Just another sicko in the world, I wonder if this fella's wife and family in Wolverhampton have seen this article and know for themselves what a weirdo bloke he is and how he gets his kicks crusade to find the truth from the brown stuff
  • Score: 9

6:05pm Thu 30 Jan 14

angel13 says...

if hes doing this , the weirdo , what else is he doing , ?
if hes doing this , the weirdo , what else is he doing , ? angel13
  • Score: 0

10:04pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Shorty Medlocke says...

So, you know where he lives, easy enough to find his address, everyone should send him a letter smeared in dog poo...plenty of that around. Do it!
So, you know where he lives, easy enough to find his address, everyone should send him a letter smeared in dog poo...plenty of that around. Do it! Shorty Medlocke
  • Score: 0

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