A man has been imprisoned for committing a series of violent sexual assaults on commuters near London Underground stations.
Mohammad Yahia Alloush, aged 26, assaulted three female travelers in north-west London during September 2021, over a period of two weeks.
On Friday, he was sentenced to four years and eleven months in prison on charges of sexual assault and robbery at Harrow Crown Court.
Alloush was first seen on CCTV loitering around Dollis Hill Underground Station for approximately 20 minutes, observing passengers leaving the station, on September 5.
Police subsequently traced his movements on CCTV, as he followed a woman along several nearby streets before sexually assaulting her.
On September 11, he attacked another woman as she returned home from meeting friends at approximately 10.30pm.
Alloush, who was riding a Santander hire bicycle, had been cruising the area, potentially searching for a victim.
He demanded money and then sexually assaulted the woman before fleeing when her cries drew the attention of nearby residents.
On September 16, Alloush attacked another woman near Neasden Underground Station, stole her headphones and ran off.
Detective Matthew Chapman said: “Mohammed Alloush is a cowardly, predatory offender, who appeared unafraid of attacking women who he had picked out near underground stations.
His offending was apparently escalating when he was caught, and areas of North West London are all the safer for him being in prison.
Alloush always denied involvement, and I would like to pay tribute to the bravery of the victims who were ready to give evidence against him right up until the first day of trial when he changed his plea to guilty.”
During his sentencing, the police were granted a Sexual Harm Prevention Order that bars Alloush from being within 50 metres of any underground, train station, or bus stop in London between 7pm and 7am.