A MAN got into a woman’s home, stripped naked and then straddled her asking for sex.

It is believed Anthony Grimwood, 30, of Woodfield Park Drive, Leigh, entered the victim’s first floor flat through an open window at about 3am on July 3 last year.

The woman was asleep on the sofa as she had been decorating her bedroom, Basildon Crown Court heard.

When she woke she noticed topless Grimwood standing over her.

Cyrus Shroff, prosecuting, said: “He took off the rest of his clothing and repeatedly said ‘let’s bonk’. He then got onto the sofa and started straddling her. He didn’t try to kiss her or remove any of her clothing.

“The woman shouted at him to get off and get out.

“The man got up and scrambled about looking for his clothes and picked up a bottle of gin he had brought into the flat with him.”

Grimwood admitted sexual assault, but avoided jail and was instead given a 12-month community order.

In a police interview following his arrest, Grimwood claimed he was so drunk he didn’t even remember the incident. During his sentencing, the court heard how Grimwood had undergone a mental health assessment and recently spent time in a hospice.