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Nunchucks Carrying Man Put On Sex Offenders Register

Monday 2nd September 2014

A man who sexually assaulted a woman at West Ham underground station was found to be carrying nun chucks when arrested.

West Ham Station. Picture: Google Street View

Andrej Novosiolov - from East Ham - has been placed on the sex offenders register for five years following the attack on Tuesday, 3rd June.

The 33 year oldhas also been sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, for the attack and for assaulting two security guards at the station as well as possession of an offensive weapon.

DC Jennifer Brown, who led the investigation, said: "The 30-year-old victim arrived at the station on a Jubilee Line train at about 8.20pm. She made her way to the concourse via the escalators, and while walking along a corridor, she was touched inappropriately by Novosiolov as he walked past.

"The victim confronted Novosiolov and followed him though the station, trying to take a photo of him with her phone, when she came across two station security guards. She alerted them and they attempted to stop Novosiolov, but he began fighting."

The court heard how officers from British Transport Police and the Met arrived and arrested Novosiolov - who they found to be in possession of the weapon.

DC Brown added: “This was understandably an upsetting incident for the victim, and something nobody should have to experience. BTP will not tolerate any unwanted sexual behaviour on the rail network and will always fully investigate all incidents that are reported to us.”