Sex Attacker From Croydon Jailed For New Year’s Day Attacks

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This is the face of Mohammed Abedin, 32 from Montana Road, in Tooting Bec, who on New Year’s Day approached and assaulted two women, just minutes apart, in Upper Tooting on New Year’s Day.

Mohammed Abedin went up to the women, who he did not know, tried to engage them in conversation and then sexuallly assaulted them. Both attacks happened in the street on Upper Tooting Road on Tuesday (Janaury 1).

Abedin, was quickly identified after the first victim contacted police.

He was arrested at the scene and later charged. Appearing at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court he pleaded guilty to two sexual assaults and being in possession of cannabis on Wednesday (January 2), he was jailed for one year. and 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.”

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