A SEXUAL predator who prowled around Wigan town centre looking for a lone woman in the early hours posing as a taxi driver was jailed for four years today.
A judge told grandfather Barry Smith, 58, of Bengairn Close, Wigan: “You have in the court’s judgement committed a most sinister offence.
“She was looking for a Good Samaritan. You were a predator on this night and the harm you have caused is considerable. The anxiety and apprehension she feels every time she goes to the town centre will live with her for a considerable time.”
He said that Smith had been searching for a lone vulnerable woman trying to make their way home after a night out. “You were posing and masquerading as a taxi driver. You were nothing of the sort, you were on the prowl.”
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