A COMPANY director turned pub landlord has been granted bail over a string of alleged sex offences.

Jason Colbourne, 55, who ran the Cricketers pub at Easton Lane, Easton, has been held on remand since October 4 over the alleged offences involving four women, a court heard.

He was arrested after the incidents between April and September 2023 were reported to the police.

Colbourne has been charged with five counts of sexual assault and three counts of indecent exposure.

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His barrister Nick Tucker made a bail application at Winchester Crown Court on Friday afternoon, November 10. Colbourne was not present in court.

After a 25-minute hearing, Judge Paul Dugdale granted bail with the conditions that Colbourne live at a property in Swaythling, Southampton, and be electronically tagged not to go to Easton.

The trial is due to be held at Winchester Crown Court on March 18.

The pub remains open.

Colbourne was previously the director of two businesses registered with Companies House as being in Fullerton, near Andover - Painters Direct Limited and Valentino's Limited. The companies were dissolved in 2011 and 2012, respectively.