Custom House man sexually assaulted woman on bus

Shah Ahmed

Shah Ahmed - Credit: MPS

A Custom House man has been handed a suspended sentence for sexually assaulting a woman on a bus.

Shah Ahmed, of Ethel Road, was sentenced to a year’s imprisonment, suspended for two years, at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday, January 12.

The 35-year-old was also ordered to complete 100 hours of a sexual offences programme.

Shah was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 26-year-old woman on a bus in Oxford Street in October 2013.

CCTV footage was used to help identify him and the case was brought to trial in October 2014.

Chief Supt Matt Bell, from the Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “We take all reports of sexual offences on buses seriously and are committed to bringing offenders to justice.

“If someone has made you feel uncomfortable on your bus journey, however minor it may seem to you, reporting it to police can help us target the perpetrator and prevent it from happening to another passenger.”

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If you have been a victim of unwanted sexual behaviour, you can call the police on 101 or text 61016.