A MAN who sexually assaulted two women in Golborne library has been made subject to a hospital order and placed on the sex offenders' register for life.

Joshua Hughes, who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and a personality disorder, had only been released from hospital 11 days before he committed the offences on the afternoon of September 22 last year.

Bolton Crown Court heard how 29-year-old Hughes sexually assaulted his two victims as he asked them to help him with accessing the computer.

Hughes, of Health Street, Golborne, had also been outside the library peering through a window when a man in a car park spotted him exposing his genitals and masturbating.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault, two of exposure and one charge of outraging public decency.

Daniel Calder, defending, said Hughes was not taking his medication at the time and could not remember the incidents. He told Judge Timothy Stead: "He wishes to place on record his apologies."

A restraining order was made banning Hughes from ever entering Golborne library.