Man jailed for sex assaults - Hatfield

15/08/2014

A man appeared at St Albans Crown Court yesterday, Thursday, 14 August 2014, and was jailed for five years for sexually assaulting two women in Hatfield.

Kazi Miah, aged 22, of Cowley Road, Redbridge, London, pleaded guilty at St Albans Crown Court on 23 June 2014, to two counts of sexual assault and one count of robbery.

The first incident occurred on a footpath between Lemsford Lane and St Albans Road West, near to the junction with St Peters Close at 10pm on Monday, 02 June.  A woman, aged 20, was approached from behind by Miah who dragged her into some bushes, punched her to the face and sexually assaulted her.

The second incident occurred in St Albans Road East at 10.10pm on Wednesday, 04 June. The victim, who was also aged 20, was walking through a footpath close to St Luke's Church listening to music using her earphones, when Miah grabbed her shoulder, tripped her over, causing her to fall to the ground and sexually assaulted her.

It is believed that Miah had followed the women from Asda.

CCTV images of Miah wearing a distinctive jacket were released to the public, which led to his arrest on Friday, 06 June.

In addition to the five year custodial sentence Miah was told he will will have a further three years on licence when he is released from prison.