Hereford & Worcester

Man jailed over Worcester sex crimes

A 30-year-old man who carried out a series of sexual offences in Worcester city centre has been jailed.

Mohammed Umer Farooq, of Worcester, was found guilty of sexual assault, two counts of indecent exposure and one charge of committing an offence in May.

He was sentenced at Worcester Crown Court to two years in prison followed by four years on licence.

Police said the offences in Market Passage in September 2009 "caused much distress" to three women.

Farooq exposed himself to two women on the night and early morning of 3 and 4 September, 2009, West Mercia Police said.

He sexually assaulted another woman the following day.

CCTV footage

Farooq was arrested on 8 September.

Det Con Cartwright said officers were pleased with the result of the case.

"Mohammed Farooq caused much distress to three young women in the short time he offended," he said.

"Many officers were given the task of tracking down Farooq and taking him off the streets to prevent any further offences or even more serious behaviour taking place."

He added that officers had watched hundreds of hours of CCTV and this evidence had played a key part in his conviction.

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