Essex: Man admits sex attack


A man has pleaded guilty to a sexual offence following an incident in Tesco’s car park in Chelmsford.

Mark Golding, 44, admitted assault by penetration at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday.

The court heard how Golding approached his female victim in the car park in the early hours of 5 April 2014. He put his hand over her mouth and dragged her to an isolated area, where he assaulted her. However, he was disturbed by the victim's boyfriend and fled the scene, the court heard.

Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service in the East of England, Suzanne Stringer, said: "We are pleased Golding has admitted these offences so his victim won't have to relive her ordeal through the course of a trial. We want to thank her for her assistance in this case and hope she can now put this behind her."

Golding will be sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court on 3 November 2014.