A PENSIONER has been put behind bars after repeatedly exposing himself to beauticians.

Serial offender Peter Webb, 65, was jailed for six months at York Crown Court after pleading guilty to indecent exposure in September last year.

Webb, of Clarence Street, exposed himself numerous times to two members of staff at Embrace Beauty Clinic, in Marygate, as they carried out a full body wax.

Aisha Wadoodi, prosecuting, told the court Webb had booked the treatment because he had recently taken up swimming and needed to be hairless.

The court heard he did not follow the beauticians instructions and deliberately made poses to expose himself.

Ms Wadoodi said: "He asked for the music to be turned to jazz which made the women feel uncomfortable.

"She felt very uncomfortable throughout the whole process and worried the defendant's behaviour might reflect badly on her and tar the reputation of the salon."

Webb has six previous convictions for indecent exposure dating back 25 years.

In 2013 he was handed a restraining order barring him from any on-licenced premises inside the city ring road for two years.

Julian Tanikal, defending, said Webb blamed his behaviour on alcohol but had begun to address his problems.

He said: "His alcohol abuse is now under control and it's clearly issues with his childhood that have caused him to offend.

"He is willing to do work and it is not true he is unwilling to discuss it or receive help, it is just that help has never been offered to him.

"He is a defendant that is very motivated to get to the cause of his offending so he can return to his family unit."

Judge Davies sentenced Webb to six months and put him on the Sex Offenders' Register for seven years.

She added: "Throughout the time this was taking place you persisted in exposing yourself.

"For any person to be exposed to this type of contact is a distressing experience.

"The two young women who saw this happening were not surprisingly upset and distressed by what they saw."