A 45-YEAR-OLD man has been accused of masturbating while driving through Dodworth on the M1.

Biology students aged 17 and 18 on a bus were the alleged victims of Nicholas Ketteridge, Chantel Lowery-Green, prosecuting, told Barnsley Magistrates' Court.

She said the teenagers were 'extremely distressed'.

John Jones, defending, said it was a 'quite serious' matter.

Ketteridge made no plea to a charge of indecent exposure.

He was sent to Sheffield Crown Court where he will first appear on January 24.

Ketteridge, from Mansfield, was granted unconditional bail.