Predator who assaulted women near Tube stations jailed

Alloush Mohammad  (Met Police )
Alloush Mohammad (Met Police )

A man has been jailed after carrying out a string of violent sex attacks on commuters near London Underground stations.

Mohammad Yahia Alloush, 26, attacked three female travellers over the course of two weeks in north-west London in September 2021.

He was sentenced to four years and eleven months in prison at Harrow Crown Court on Friday on sexual assault and robbery charges.

In the first attack on September 5, Alloush was seen on CCTV loitering around Dollis Hill Underground Station for around 20 minutes while looking at passengers exiting the station.

Police later tracked his movements on CCTV as he followed a woman down a number of nearby streets before he attacked and sexually assaulted her.

He attacked another woman on September 11 as she returned home from meeting friends at around 10.30pm.

She walked out of the subway at the same station and was in a nearby street when she was confronted by Alloush.

He was riding a Santander hire bicycle and had been cruising the nearby area potentially on the look-out for a victim.

Alloush demanded money and then sexually assaulted the woman before her cries attracted the attention of nearby residents. He ran off before police arrived.

On September 16, he attacked another woman near Neasden Underground Station and stole a pair of headphones before running 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.”

At his sentencing police were granted a Sexual Harm Prevention Order which prevents Alloush being within 50 metres of any underground, train station or bus stop in London between 7pm and and 7am.