Former world champion darts player Ted Hankey pleads guilty to sexual assault

former world darts champion Ted Hankey (left) and his solicitor Sam Fixter arriving at Warrington Magistrates Court. Credit: PA images

Former world darts champion Ted Hankey has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman.

He appeared at Warrington Magistrates' Court on Thursday after police charged the 54-year-old in relation to an incident that happened on 10 September, 2021.

The court heard he was charged with intentionally touching a woman over the age of 16 in Crewe.

Jonathan Wilkinson, prosecuting, said the victim was under 18.

Ted Hankey is a two-time world champion. Credit: PA images

District Judge Nicholas Sanders adjourned the case to Chester Crown Court where Hankey will be sentenced on 12 May.

He told Hankey he would become subject to notification requirements and should report to a local police station as he granted him conditional bail.

Edward 'Ted' Hankey, of Wendover Grove, Berry Hill, Stoke-on-Trent, is a British former professional darts player and two-time World Champion.

He recently withdrew from the 2022 World Seniors Darts Championships which took place in February.