A violent hospital pest from Bradford is behind bars awaiting sentence after 11 times breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order banning him from attending accident and emergency departments.

Asif Khan, 35, of Thorn Drive, Heaton, will stay locked up on remand in Leeds Prison until he is sentenced on February 10.

Khan appeared on a video link to Bradford Crown Court when Judge Jonathan Gibson adjourned his case for the preparation of a report from the probation service.

Khan pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer in Bradford on December 29 last year, sexually assaulting a woman by touching her bottom on November 25, common assault on December 1, and 11 breaches of the CRIMBO.

Prosecutor Ian Howard said he had attended accident and emergency departments 11 times between February and November last year.

The court heard Khan had mental health problems brought on by substance misuse.

In 2018, he was jailed for 15 months at Bradford Crown Court for grabbing a woman’s bottom following an attack in which he punched a staff nurse in the face.

He also squeezed another woman’s buttocks as she walked along Manchester Road in Bradford. He pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting both women.

Khan had been making a nuisance of himself at the medical centre in Bradford before he sexually assaulted the woman.

He urinated with the toilet door open and, on one occasion, had his trousers round his ankles in the reception area.

He sexually abused the woman by squeezing her buttock in a corridor.

When Khan returned to the medical centre the following day, a staff member took a video of him on their phone and sent it to the police.

Khan struck again three months later, targeting a stranger in the street after she had left work. She tried to move away but she was up against a building and Khan firmly squeezed her left buttock as he passed her.

At the time, Khan was serving a three month prison sentence for punching a staff nurse in the face at Airedale General Hospital, in Steeton, near Keighley, and spitting at a security guard.

He was admitted to the accident and emergency department on a stretcher and was said to be under the influence of Class A drugs when he regained consciousness and attacked the nurse.

He has previous convictions for criminal damage, battery, theft, going equipped and threatening behaviour.

In January 2017, he was sentenced to 120 days in prison for threatening behaviour and common assault after he slapped a Bradford nurse round the ear.