Hoadley pictured leaving court yesterday

A 32-year-old local man appeared in court yesterday, charged with gross indecency after he was arrested while having sex with a pie and mash shop in Cambridge Heath Road in December last year.

Gary Hoadley, a self-employed car park attendant of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty and asked for 3 other similar offences to be taken into consideration

The arresting officer, PC Ted Edward, told the court: “On December 12th 2015 at 22.50 I was called to a disturbance at 246 Cambridge Heath Road. I found the defendant with his trousers around his ankles and his body pressed against the front door of a pie and mash establishment. He was executing a series of thrusting movements and appeared to be in a state of some excitement. I then spoke to the defendant, asking him to desist, to which he replied: “I will in a minute officer. Can you just wait until I’ve blown my custard?” I then arrested the defendant and took him to the station to be cautioned and formerly charged”

The age of the shop in question – nor of the other three that Hoadley is accused of violating – are not known; but Hoadley claims that in every case he had obtained the consent of each building before penetration occurred.

Hoadley, described by locals as “a harmless eccentric” is also known to be a so-called adult baby who often wanders around East London wearing a nappy and drinking from a large, imitation baby’s bottle.

A former neighbor, who has known Hoadley since childhood, told The Whitechapel Whelk: “He was always polite and friendly so I was quite surprised to learn he’s been having it away with shops. It’s not the sort of thing you expect from an adult baby is it?”

This latest incident comes just two weeks after a 50-year-old woman from neighbouring Stepney was given a suspended 12 months jail sentence for committing an act of gross indecency with a local branch of Marks & Spencers.