A FORMER bakery worker who tried to kiss a girl against her wishes at the door of his flat has been spared a prison sentence.

Mohammad Rasooly, 48, who had been convicted by Southampton Crown Court jurors of sexual assault, received a 12-month community order with six months supervision and an order to carry out 50 hours unpaid community work.

James Newton-Price, defending, said he had come to Britain in 2001 after his family had been killed by the Taliban.

He had since become a UK citizen and had worked at a bakery until his arrest.

Because of his bail restrictions, he had to move to London and lost his job.

Rasooly, of Golden Grove, was also placed on the sex offenders register for five years. He was of previous good character.