Mehdi Midani convicted of sex attacks in the Clapham and Brixton area


Mehdi Midani, 25, was convicted today at Inner London Crown Court to six sexual assaults and one common assault against eight women. He pleaded guilty to a further count of sexual assault before trial. These offences occurred in the Clapham and Brixton areas of South London between 22 October and 31 October 2015. He will be sentenced on 26th May 2016.

Footage from CCTV and Oyster card data showed that Midani travelled to the area of each of the attacks and shows him in the nearby area at the relevant times. In some cases he followed the victims for some distance or was seen to change his direction in order to pursue them.

Matthew Golby, CPS London Legal Manager, said: "Mehdi Midani targeted lone women who were walking home in the dark evening, grabbed them from behind and then attacked them as they reached their front doors.

"Despite admitting one of the sexual assaults, by pleading guilty, Midani refused to accept responsibility for the other offences, making it necessary for his victims to relive their terrifying ordeals at trial.

"I would like to thank the victims for supporting the prosecution and for their bravery in giving evidence in court.

"These attacks also left other women living in the area scared for their safety and this is not acceptable in our city. Members of the public should be able to conduct their daily lives without fear of violence. We are committed to working with our police partners to bring offenders to justice."