Connect with us
Advertisement
Advertisement

News

Kurdish man jailed for attempted teen abduction

Published

on

swansea crown courtA KURDISH national who tried to abduct two schoolgirls from the streets of Pembrokeshire has been jailed today.

Saman Osmanzadeh, 25, carried out almost identical attacks three days apart and twice sexually assaulted his second victim.

Osmanzadeh, of Goshawk Road, Haverfordwest, was convicted unanimously after a trial at Swansea crown court of two offences of attempted abduction and two of sexual assault.

Judge Paul Thomas said the eventual sentence would be one of immediate prison. He said there was a danger of Osmanzadeh re-offending and he remanded him into custody meanwhile. Osmanzadeh will be sentenced later this month after a probation officer has prepared a report into his background.

The girls, both aged 15, told the jury how Osmanzadeh had tried to force them into his car on the pretext of giving them a lift home for their own safety.

The first girl had been approached as she walked home near Crundale Park on November 26. Osmanzadeh, she said, put an arm around her and tried to walk her to his car but she resisted.

The second girl said on November 29 she had been waiting for her then boyfriend in Swan Square, Haverfordwest, when Osmanzadeh began talking to her. He told her she was beautiful and twice kissed her on the cheek.

She said she began shaking with fear as Osmanzdeh tried to get her into his car, and when that failed tried to walk her around the back of a Chinese restaurant.

Osmanzadeh gave up when her boyfriend arrived.

After his arrest a few days later, Osmanzadeh, said he had been concerned for the safety of the first girl because she was walking alone and in the dark.

He told police the second girl had initiated the conversation and had given him a hug. He denied trying to get her into his car or around the back of the restaurant.

After the verdicts, Judge Thomas said Osmanzadeh had been found guilty “of serious matters” and a prison sentence was inevitable.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

News

Milford Haven: Police called to Charles Street incident

Published

on

MILFORD HAVEN police responded to an emergency call from Charles Street in Milford Haven this afternoon (May 20).

Several officers attended following reports of a man injured on the pavement.

Our reporter at the scene said that a male was conscious but nursing injuries to his head

There are over 15 officers at the scene.

A male has been arrested and taken into custody in a police van.

 

MORE TO FOLLOW

Continue Reading

featured

Willy make the council fix the road?

Published

on

DRIVERS in and around the Maenclochog area are still recovering today after a hardened vandal spray-painted yellow penises along a stretch of road near Morvil.
The road, just off the B4313, was targeted with graffiti because of the number of potholes scattered along it’s length.
Locals have dubbed the cock-sure artist as ‘Wanksy’ and have discovered that whoever drew the penises also wrote ‘Follow the yellow d### road’.
Some of the penises have been drawn around more sizeable potholes, but simply pointing disapprovingly at the smaller ones.
If you want to report a pothole, the chosen method is still via the Pembrokeshire County Council website.
Continue Reading

News

Hakin: Young male arrested following allegation of assault

Published

on

FIVE police vehicles descended on a property in Hakin at lunchtime today following a 999 call reporting an assault.

Officers entered the property in Observatory Avenue and after about ten minutes a young male was brought out in handcuffs.

A spokesman from the police press office told The Herald: “Police were called to Observatory Avenue to a report of an assault at around 1pm today (Monday, May 20).”

The spokesman added: “A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently in police custody.”

Continue Reading
News4 hours ago

Milford Haven: Police called to Charles Street incident

MILFORD HAVEN police responded to an emergency call from Charles Street in Milford Haven this afternoon (May 20). Several officers...

News5 hours ago

Hakin: Young male arrested following allegation of assault

FIVE police vehicles descended on a property in Hakin at lunchtime today following a 999 call reporting an assault. Officers...

News10 hours ago

Haverfordwest: Can you help police identify this man?

DYFED-POWYS POLICE is investigating the attempted theft of alcohol worth £650 from Morrisons, Haverfordwest, which happened at around 6.15pm on...

News3 days ago

Haverfordwest: Barn Street closed off after reports of man with knife

ARMED officers from Dyfed-Powys Police were called to Haverfordwest following reports of a man in possession of a bladed article....

News4 days ago

Emergency services in major drill at Waterston

A EMERGENCY SERVICES drill at Dragon LNG and SemLogistics took place earlier today (May 16) The Fire Service said on...

News5 days ago

Milford Haven: Legal battle over shed on wheels in court

THE OWNER and occupier of the residence known as Pill Priory, in Lower Priory, Milford Haven was in court last...

News6 days ago

Port sponsors Milford Youth Matters to deliver youth provision throughout 2019

THE PORT OF MILFORD HAVEN and Milford Youth Matters (MYM) have recently expanded their long-running partnership. The two organisations are...

News1 week ago

Traeth-Llyn: St Davids RNLI volunteers launch to kayaker in the water

ST DAVIDS RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley was launched at 11:48am on Saturday (11 May) to a kayaker reportedly in...

News1 week ago

Strumble Head: Dramatic rescue follows ‘man overboard’ calls

A MAN who fell overboard from his vessel has been rescued from the water earlier today. Just after 10am today...

News1 week ago

Clynderwen: Police appeal over suspicious package

POLICE are trying to trace the source of a suspicious package which was found by a member of the public...

Popular This Week