A SHOPKEEPER will be sentenced next month after being convicted of sexual assault.

Thabiayah Vasanthan, 43, of Booth Avenue, Colchester, owns the Family Shopper convenience store in Dovercourt High Street.

Vasanthan was on trial at Chelmsford Crown Court and was convicted of one count of sexual assault.

He will be sentenced at the same court in the week commencing February 3.