Man, 19, sexually assaults 2 women in queue to see Queen before jumping into Thames to avoid cops
When the police arrived, the man jumped into river Thames but was arrested shortly
LONDON, ENGLAND: Two women were reportedly sexually assaulted by a man while waiting in the queue at Victoria Tower Gardens to attend the Queen Elizabeth II lying-in-state before he jumped into the banks of the River Thames to outrun the cops.
A 19-year-old Adio Adeshine sexually exposed himself to two women on Wednesday, September 14, while mourners were waiting in the Queue after Westminister hall opened its door to the public to pay tribute to the late Queen's coffin. Adeshine allegedly jumped into the River Thames to escape the police before coming out and being arrested.
Adeshine appeared at Westminister Magistrate's court "wearing a grey-prison issue tracksuit as he spoke to confirm his name, date of birth and address as Walworth residence, south-east London before he pleaded not guilty to the charges," reported by Daily Mail. Prosecutor Alex Adowale defining his allegation said, "The defendant was part of the Queen to see the resting in a state of Queen Elizabeth II." His alleged victims have said to be among the thousands of mourners who were waiting in a queue at Victoria Tower Gardens lining outside the River Thames to pay their respect to the Queen. The courtier heard its first plaintiff who said she allegedly noticed Adeshine because she had previously not seen him despite being standing in the queue for hours with the same people.
The woman said to have noticed him getting closer to her until she felt something touching her from the back, when the plaintiff turned to see, Adeshine had exposed himself in front of her. The woman then reported that she saw Adeshine acting in a similar manner towards another woman. The local security team was alerted and the police were called. Adeshine is said to have thrown his phone before jumping into the banks of the River Thames to escape the police. Nevertheless, he was shortly arrested after coming out of the river. Adeshine was charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of breaching the sexual harm prevention order at Westminster Magistrate's court. Deputy Chief Magistrate Tan Ikram refused to grant him bail and Adeshine was remanded in custody on Friday, September 16, ahead of his next appearance at Southwark Crown Court.