A teenager who repeatedly exposed himself to female doctors during online appointments has been given a suspended sentence of detention.

Back in 2020 Umar Malik, then 17, used false details to arrange the virtual appointments and when the doctors linked in for the consultations he used his phone to film himself performing a sex act.

Prosecutor David McGonigal told Bradford Crown Court that over a few months Malik, who had no previous convictions, committed five offences of indecent exposure involving three female doctors.

The doctors described feeling violated and disgusted by Malik's behaviour.

Malik, now 19, of Upper Woodlands Road, off Toller Lane, Bradford, eventually admitted his offending and yesterday he was sentenced to six months detention suspended for two years.

He will also have to comply with a 40-day rehabilitation activity requirement.

Barrister Matthew Harding, for Malik, conceded that the offending was disturbing and said one could well imagine the impact on those undertaking a public service.

He urged Recorder Ben Nolan QC to draw back from a sentence of immediate custody and said Malik now felt remorse and shame.

Recorder Nolan said Malik should be ashamed of such "sordid, dirty" offences and the complainants had suffered a distressing experience when they went online.

He said Malik's youth and lack of maturity had saved him from an immediate custodial sentence, but he would have to live with being known as “a flasher".