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16th Sep 2022

Two women ‘sexually assaulted in Queen queue’ by man

Charlie Herbert

Two women allegedly sexually assaulted in Queen queue by man

He allegedly exposed himself to people in the queue

A court has heard how two women were allegedly sexually assaulted as they waited in the queue to see the Queen’s coffin lying in state.

Adio Adeshine allegedly exposed himself to mourners stood near Victoria Tower Gardens on Wednesday evening, just after the first members of the public were allowed to go into Westminster Hall.

The 19-year-old also allegedly touched the back of the two women.

He then jumped into the River Thames in an attempt to escape, but was arrested when he emerged from the water.

Adeshine has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of breaching a sexual harm prevention order. He was remanded in custody on Friday after appearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecutor Alex Alawode told the court that Adeshine was getting closer to the women after he had pushed into the queue.

He then allegedly exposed his penis to a woman, who passed a note to her sister telling eh what had happened.

Fellow queuers then placed themselves in between Adeshine and the women.

Adeshine moved away and allegedly carried on the same behaviour towards a different woman.

He denied the accusations, the Metro reports.

Adeshine was denied bail and will remain in custody until his next hearing date at Southwark Crown Court on 14 October.

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