Man found guilty of Stoke sex attack
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A 34-year-old man from Scotland has been found guilty of sexual assault in Stoke-on-Trent.
Pardeep Attwal of Irvine, Ayrshire was convicted following a trial. He’s due to be sentenced on Monday 26 July at Stafford Crown Court.
Attwal, who’d been on a work visit to Stoke and had been staying at a nearby hotel, assaulted his victim as they walked home along Kingsway shortly before 10pm on Thursday 15 October 2020.
Detective Constable Jennie Holland, of Staffordshire Police, said: “This was a very distressing incident as the victim was walking home alone when they were assaulted. I’m glad they had the confidence and courage to come forward with evidence so we could bring this case before the courts.
“This was a random attack where the victim was targeted by a complete stranger. We will continue to do whatever it takes to bring offenders to justice and ensure people feel safe on our county’s streets.”
Anyone who has suffered sexual abuse, or suspects others may be subject to sexual abuse, is urged to contact Staffordshire Police on 101.
Alternatively, the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through www.crimestoppers-uk.org.