Guilty of uni sex as­sault

Man on sex of­fend­ers reg­is­ter for ‘re­volt­ing’ ac­tions

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Kather­ine Clemen­tine kather­ine.clemen­tine@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

Uxbridge Gazette, Stoke Mill, Wok­ing Road, Guild­ford GU1 1QA

ed­i­to­ri­aluxbridge@ trin­i­tysouth.co.uk AN UXBRIDGE man who tar­geted three young women on a uni­ver­sity cam­pus will be on the Sex Of­fend­ers Reg­is­ter for five years.

Ra­jan Naveed, 21, of Clifton Gar­dens, Uxbridge, ad­mit­ted as­sault by beat­ing, sex­ual as­sault on a fe­male and a public or­der of­fence, at Uxbridge Mag­is­trates Court, po­lice said.

The court heard how on the night of De­cem­ber 1 last year, Naveed, who was not a stu­dent, was walk­ing around the cam­pus at Brunel Uni­ver­sity Lon­don try­ing to chat-up fe­male stu­dents.

Naveed ap­proached his first vic­tim, a 21-year-old woman, who was re­turn­ing from a night out at around 12.30am, and asked for a cud­dle. When she re­fused he be­came ver­bally abu­sive and punched her in the shoul­der be­fore walk­ing away.

Shortly af­ter­wards, he ap­proached his sec­ond vic­tim, an­other 21-year-old. She had just swiped her card to open the front door to her halls of res­i­dence. As she walked into the foyer, Naveed fol­lowed her in and started to talk to her.

When she re­fused to an­swer him, Naveed be­came per­sis­tent and again abu­sive, un­til she got away into her room.

Then, at around 1.30am, Naveed ap­proached a 22-yearold woman who was out­side the front door of an­other stu­dent ac­com­mo­da­tion build­ing, po­lice said.

Naveed asked for her name but she re­fused to talk to him. He fol­lowed the woman into the foyer and blocked her path, ask­ing for a cud­dle.

When the vic­tim re­fused, Naveed grabbed her force­fully and touched her breasts. The vic­tim pushed him away and ran up­stairs to her friend’s room where she called se­cu­rity.

The fol­low­ing day, uni­ver­sity se­cu­rity stopped Naveed as he matched the de­scrip­tion pro­vided by his vic­tims. He was ar­rested and later charged. Stan­dards Or­gan­i­sa­tion.

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DC Anji Daw­son, from Hilling­don CID, said: “Naveed’s re­volt­ing ac­tions re­sulted in three women be­ing left ex­tremely fright­ened. One of his vic­tims was so shaken by the in­ci­dent that she suf­fered a panic attack.

“The fast re­sponse by the uni­ver­sity se­cu­rity team in iden­ti­fy­ing Naveed re­sulted in him be­ing ar­rested promptly by po­lice.

“Thank­fully he pleaded guilty at court, sparing his vic­tims from hav­ing to give ev­i­dence and will now be on the Sex Of­fend­ers Reg­is­ter for the next five years.”

Naveed ap­peared be­fore Uxbridge mag­is­trates on May 28. He was handed a two-year com­mu­nity or­der and placed Tele­phone: 0300 123 2220 email ad­vice@ipso.co.uk. If you have a com­plaint con­cern­ing a po­ten­tial breach of the Code of Prac­tice, we will deal with your com­plaint di­rectly or IPSO can re­fer your com­plaint to us. Please go to http://www.trin­i­tymir­ror.com/ on the Sex Of­fend­ers Reg­is­ter for five years.

He has also been or­dered to pay each of his vic­tims £100 com­pen­sa­tion. how­to­com­plain where you can view our Com­plaints Pol­icy and Pro­ce­dure. A “How To Com­plain” pack is avail­able by writ­ing to the Legal and Com­pli­ance Depart­ment, Trinity Mir­ror PLC, One Canada Square, Ca­nary Wharf, Lon­don E14 5AP.

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