AN Ealing man was this week jailed after he spiked a pub goer’s drink with the intention of sexually assaulting him.

Eamon Kelly, 58, of Bramber Court, Clayponds, was sentenced to two years and four months at Harrow Crown Court. He will also be on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.

Kelly had pleaded guilty to administering a substance with the intent to stupefy to allow sexual gain.

Kelly was at a pub in Ealing Broadway in August, sitting at a table alone. The victim, a man in his 30s, was sat at the same table drinking alone. The victim told police Kelly had been smiling at him in an odd manner.

When the victim finished his drink, he noticed two tablets at the bottom of the glass – one was still whole and the other largely dissolved.

The victim confronted Kelly, which caught the attention of pub staff.

CCTV footage showed Kelly removing something from his jacket pocket and dropping something into the victim’s glass.

Police were called and arrested him. Thankfully, the victim did not require hospital treatment.

Det Con Benazir Bhati said: “Kelly had gone to the pub that evening with the intention of drugging someone without their knowledge, so he could sexually assault them.

“We take allegations of spiking extremely seriously and we will robustly target those who commit this heinous crime.”