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Derby court finds Thakor guilty of exposure charges

Shiv Thakor arrives for his court appearance PA Photos

Shiv Thakor, the former England Under-19 cricketer, has been found guilty by the Derby Crown Court of exposing himself to two women. He was granted unconditional bail until his sentencing on November 24.

Thakor was found guilty of both offences and the district judge Andrew Meachin told him: "I'm in absolutely no doubt both women have given honest evidence to this court. I am satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that you have committed both of these offences."

According to a report in the Leicester Mercury, prosecutor Emma Price told the court how Thakor had twice exposed himself while jogging around a housing estate in Mackworth, Derby, on June 12 and June 19.

Thakor, who has been suspended on full pay by Derbyshire since the incident, denied two charges of indecent exposure at a previous hearing in October.

"I bent down to get some paper from the printer," one of the two female witnesses said while giving evidence. "I just put my head down and carried on with my work."

"He knew exactly what he was doing," the woman added.

The court heard how Thakor had been labelled as "Shifty Shiv" by one of the witnesses, having allegedly arrived on the housing estate in jogging bottoms with two buttons undone.

"He had his back to me - I thought he was trying to get himself aroused," said the witness. "I thought in a minute he would go away."

She added that she was "100%" certain of Thakor's identity, and that he had exposed himself.

Orla Daly, defending, suggested to both witnesses that they had simply "got it wrong".