March 2022

Police track down Birmingham paedophile to mechanic workshop in Canada

A paedophile has been jailed for child sex offences after police tracked him down to a mechanic’s workshop in Canada.

Mohammed Schwitters, from Birmingham, sexually abused a 10-year-old girl over a period of seven years.

West Midlands Police said the offending happened between 2010 and 2017 and officers arrested Schwitters when the offences were reported to police in 2017.

Schwitters, aged 55, skipped the country during the investigation – but officers from the force’s Public Protection Unit worked tirelessly over the next three years to track him down.

Police finally caught up with him on September 1 in 2020.

West Midlands Police worked with the Canadian Authorities and tracked the mobile phone number and bank accounts he used to a mechanic’s workshop in Toronto.

He was extradited back to the UK and appeared at Birmingham Crown Court on December 10 2021 where he pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual assault on a child, three counts of attempted rape and three counts of assault by penetration.

And now Schwitters was jailed for 18 years and will remain on the Sex Offender Register for life.