A RUGBY fan from Kinver who repeatedly exposed himself under the cover of asking pedestrians for directions had his sentence backed by top judges today (Tuesday).

Jeremy Mark Randon, of Heather Drive, spread panic among passers-by while prowling around in his car in the Welsh seaside town of Tywyn in October 2015.

The South African born 41-year-old had just watched his team play in the Rugby World Cup, had been drinking and was depressed when he approached five females including a 14-year-old girl - while "naked from the waist down" - London's Appeal Court was told.

He admitted four counts of exposure and engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child and was handed a three-year community order at Mold Crown Court in December 2015 - as well as being ordered to sign on the sex offenders' register for five years.

In one incident, a 16-year-old girl described how Randon emerged from his car to ask for directions.

She noticed he was completely naked below the waist and pleasuring himself while talking to her.

When finally arrested police noticed Randon smelt of alcohol so he was also charged and later sentenced for drink driving and banned from the roads for a year.

Randon, however, challenged his sentence - claiming it was far too harsh and his case reached the Appeal Court but was rejected by Judge Deborah Taylor QC who said: "This application is wholly without merit."

The judge, sitting with Lord Justice Treacy and Mrs Justice Russell, concluded: "It is not arguable that these sentences were manifestly excessive. This application is refused."