The Daily Telegraph

Sexual assaults in queue Man in custody after denying charges


Two women were allegedly sexually assaulted in the queue to attend Queen Elizabeth’s lying in state, a court has heard.

Adio Adeshine, 19, allegedly exposed himself and pushed into the mourners from behind, as they waited in line at Victoria Tower Gardens on Wednesday after Westminste­r Hall opened its doors to the public.

He is said to have gone into the river Thames in an attempt to evade police before coming ashore and being arrested.

Mr Adeshine was remanded in custody yesterday after appearing at Westminste­r magistrate­s’ court charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of breaching a sexual harm prevention order.

He spoke to confirm his name, date of birth and address in Walworth, south-east London, before pleading not guilty to the charges.

Deputy chief magistrate Tan Ikram remanded him in custody ahead of his next appearance at Southwark Crown Court on Oct 14.

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