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Mehdi Midani convicted of south London sex attacks

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Image caption Mehdi Midani caused "enormous fear and distress" to the local community, police said

A man has been convicted of carrying out a string of sex attacks on women in south London.

Mehdi Midani, of no fixed address, was found guilty of six assaults and admitted a seventh at Inner London Crown Court.

He was also found guilty on one count of common assault and will be sentenced on 26 May.

The women, all aged in their 20s and 30s, were attacked in Clapham and Brixton between 22 and 31 October.

On one day he targeted four women within the space of hours.

Det Con Tony Carr, from the Met, said Midani had caused "enormous fear and distress" to the local community.

Three other men arrested during the course of the investigation were released without charge.

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