July 2023

Met investigation results in man being jailed for sexual assault

A man has been jailed for a serious sexual assault after a thorough investigation by specialist officers.

Kyle Meredith, 37 (29.08.85), of Blenheim Crescent, W11, was convicted on Wednesday, 26 July of two counts of sexual assault and sentenced to six years in prison. He was acquitted of a third count of sexual assault.

In the early hours of 6 April 2019, Meredith was on out a night out with a group of friends and had booked an apartment in Hackney Road, E2 to stay overnight.

At around 03:00hrs, the group went back to the apartment. Shortly afterwards, the victim was woken up by Meredith massaging her feet – she told him to go away and he left the room.

She was later woken again to find Meredith in the bed, kissing her. Again she told him leave, which he did.

On the final occasion, Meredith again entered her room, undressed her and carried out a sexual assault. This time the victim managed to push him out of the room and barricaded herself in with a chest of drawers.

A few hours later she crept out of the apartment, leaving quietly so as not startle Meredith.

She called police on 10 April 2019 who immediately launched an investigation and Meredith was interviewed under caution on 18 April 2019.

During their interviews, phone analysis showed Meredith had called and texted the victim after carrying out the offences, saying how “sorry” he was and how “he knew it was wrong”.

Despite this, he continued to deny the offences and was later charged as above.