May 2023

Undercover cops tackle sex offender who molested girl, 13, on Tube in front of her family

Plain-clothed police officers caught a sex predator who molested a 13-year-old girl who was on the Piccadilly Line with her family during rush hour.

Undercover British Transport Police officers observed Abdulrizak Ali Hersi, 32, standing close to the doors after boarding at Green Park.

They watched as a family boarded at the next stop and Hersi sexually assaulted their teenage daughter.

The officers grabbed Hersi and pushed him off the train to make an arrest at 5pm on October 11 last year.

Hersi, 32, of Limehouse, was found guilty of sexual assault at Inner London Crown Court on 5 May.

The judge sentenced him to 18 months in prison and a ten year Sexual Harm Prevention Order which prevents him from intentionally standing behind or next to any female he doesn’t know in a public place.

He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £187.