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Sex pest business boss Steve Hoad's pun-tastic Twitter page

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THE Twitter page of a Croydon business boss this week found to have sexually harassed a former employee makes for interesting reading.

Steve Hoad, boss of Hydro Cleansing, made demeaning comments about 34-year-old widow Jennifer Newman, and pinched her bottom in his private office.

Earlier this week, young mum Mrs Newman was awarded £30,000 in compensation.

Mr Hoad's Twitter page contains some quirkier details plenty of information about his firm, as well as some quirkier details – including a penchant for using his surname in a variety of puns. 

With the handle @HoadonTight, the account description says it is goes onto describe it as "The Official Steve Hoad Twitter Page". Among his online musings is a poster with the message "Keep calm and Hoad on tight" and references to his ambitions for a fly-on-the-wall style TV programme, following the life and times of the Hoad family.

"Forget The Osbournes, Hogan Knows Best and Keeping Up with the Kardashians... what about At Home With The Hoads?!" he tweeted earlier this year.

In September 2012, Mr Hoad refers to giving his wife a "surprise gift". "Just given my wife a surprise gift... a pug dog. Despite the squashed nose, wonky eyes and trouble breathing, the dog seems to like her!"

Last year, the Advertiser reported how Hydro Cleansing had increased its turnover from £4 million in 2012 to £7.5 million in 2013. It was aiming to increase this further to more than £11 million in 2014.

On its website, the company – which employs around 150 people – says it finds "responsive and highly effective environmental services... whether it's a large-scale hydro-demolition excavation or a blocked drain in London."

When the Advertiser called Hydro Cleansing on Wednesday, we were told Mr Hoad "was out" before the phone was hung up on our reporter.

The tweets on his @HoadonTight account have since been protected.

Sex pest business boss Steve Hoad's pun-tastic Twitter page


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