Chelsea Pensioner convicted of sexual assault


Patrick Teegan, 71, was convicted today at Isleworth Crown Court of the sexual assault of a 29-year-old woman on 24th May 2014. The attack occurred following the Royal Chelsea Flower Show which had taken place in the grounds of the Royal Chelsea Hospital that day.

Baljit Ubhey OBE, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London, said: "Patrick Teegan took advantage of the victim in this case when she was vulnerable through drink.

"The victim had agreed to have a drink with Teegan and some others following the Royal Chelsea Flower Show event but soon became intoxicated.

"Teegan took her back to his room and when she woke up in the early hours of the morning she was naked and being assaulted. She had no recollection of how she got there and immediately left to go home.

"This was a hugely traumatic experience for the victim and I would like to thank her for giving evidence in court. We were able to support her in giving evidence by playing her video recorded interviews and enabling her to give evidence from behind a screen in court.

"Tackling rape and serious sexual assaults is a key priority for CPS London and we will continue to work closely with our police partners to support victims and bring offenders to justice."