Man Jailed For New Year's Day Sexual Assaults

Mohammed Abedin was caught due to the first victim swiftly reporting the incident

A man who sexually assaulted two women in the street on New Year's Day has been jailed for a year.

Mohammed Abedin, 32, of Montana Road was sentenced at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on January 1st for two sexual assaults on two female victims, committed minutes apart.

Both incidents happened in Upper Tooting Road.

In both cases he approached the women, who were not known to him, tried to engage them in conversation and committed the sexual assaults.

Abedin was identified at the scene and arrested. He was later charged. Appearing at court on January 2nd, Abedin admitted to two counts of sexual assault and possession of cannabis, and was sentenced to a total of one year in jail.

He will also be placed on the sex offenders register for ten years. The court heard that Abedin had a history of similar offending.

DS James Massey of the South West Command unit who led the investigation said, "Abedin is a prolific offender, and has shown that he is a risk to women.

"Due to the first victim quickly reporting the incident and then identifying him with officers present, he was detained very quickly. The following day he was jailed, where he poses no further risk to the public.

"We would urge any victims of sexual assaults to report them as soon as possible. We will do everything we can to identify the person responsible and hold them to account for their actions."


January 4, 2019