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Man found guilty of sexual assault on bus

Shah Ahmed was found guilty of sexual assault following a two-day trial Credit: Metropolitan Police

A man who constantly rubbed himself up against a woman on a bus in Westminster has been found guilty of sexual assault.

Shah Ahmed, 34, of Ethel Road, E16 was found guilty on 8th October following a two day trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

The incident happened at 1am on 27th October 2013 on a N25 bus travelling along Oxford Street.

The victim, a 25-year-old woman, was travelling home from a night out when Ahmed sexually assaulted her.

She got off the bus and reported the incident to police.

Ahmed was identified using CCTV footage from the bus. He was arrested on in November 2013 and charged with sexual assault in January this year.

Ahmed has been bailed to re-attend Snaresbrook Crown Court for sentencing on 1st December 2014.

Police appeal for help to find missing man from Westminster

Neville Leon Quarless was last seen on Wednesday evening. Credit: Metropolitan Police

The Met Police has appealed for help to find an 82 year-old man who has gone missing from his home in Westminster. Neville Leon Quarless was last seen on Wednesday evening.

He suffers from dementia and will be confused. Anyone who has seen him is asked to call Westminster police on 101.


Woman missing from Westminster hospital

Samantha Smith-Clark, 30, disappeared on Thursday Credit: Metropolitan Police

A woman has disappeared from a hospital in Westminster.

Samantha Smith-Clark was last seen leaving St Mary's Hospital on Thursday.

The 30-year-old is described as wearing a black bomber-style jacket with red detail, pink T-shirt, light blue denim jeans and flat black shoes.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen her to contact them.


Page boy faints during the Queen's Speech

A House of Lords spokesman refused to identify which of the boys had fainted. The spokesman said: "We can confirm one of the page boys did faint slightly but he is now fine. He is with his family and there is no problem."

Lorry carrying an octopus breaks down at Oxford Circus

A lorry carrying an octopus has broken down at Oxford Circus. Transport for London is advising all drivers to approach with care while they try and remove the sculpture.

Dogs sniff out thousands of illegal cigarettes

Westminster City Council’s Trading Standards team have seized almost 5,500 cigarettes after joining forces with HM Revenue and Customs investigators to inspect shops allegedly selling illegal tobacco. Their secret weapons? Two spaniels called Bradley and Buster.

Credit: Westminster City Council

The teams visited 3 different shops in Westminster last week. A 5-year-old Springer Spaniel, Bradley, and a 15-month-old Cocker Spaniel, Buster, sniffed out cigarettes that ‘raised questions’ at all the shops.

Some of the cigarettes didn’t have the correct health warnings on them. Others had been bought abroad and hadn’t had the right duty paid on them.

Credit: Westminster City Council
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