Handball coach avoids ban over ‘jokey banter’

A handball coach who told a 15 year-old girl she was gorgeous and cute in a series of ‘jokey banter’ phone and Twitter messages can remain in the profession. Anton Thomas-Epsley, 30, repeatedly texted compliments to the teenager and referred to hugging her during training by saying: ‘You loved it’ and ‘It was to make you feel better x’. He also asked her to send him a picture of a bruise on her leg, sat next to her during a…

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