Search

Finsbury Park Tube pervert jailed after multiple sexual assaults

10:47 20 June 2014

Lloyd Weekes, who preyed on victims during rush-hour

Lloyd Weekes, who preyed on victims during rush-hour

Archant

A sex offender who used crowded tube trains to get close to his victims has been jailed.

Lloyd Weekes, 52, of Holly Park Estate, Finsbury Park, molested four women during rush-hour on Northern and Central Line trains over a period of 15 months.

On each occasion Weekes stood close to, or behind, his female victims, touching them inappropriately several times.

The first reported incident took place on a Northern Line train between Clapham Common and Stockwell at 8.35am on December 1, 2011.

His victim boarded a busy train just before the doors closed but soon noticed Weekes behind her was unusually close. When he continued to touch her for several minutes she shouted at him and he quickly left the train at Stockwell station.

Another attack, in February 2013, took place on a Central Line train between Holborn and Chancery Lane at 5.30pm,

Weekes stood next to and repeatedly touched a woman on the packed train as she attempted to make her way home from work, before leaving the train at Chancery Lane.

Weekes was caught out on the Central Line a month later when officers from the British Transport Police (BTP) saw him sexually assault a woman at just before 6pm on March 7, 2013.

He was sentenced to 12 months in prison at Blackfriars Crown Court last Friday, made subject to a five-year sexual offender prevention order (SOPO) and placed on the sex offender’s register for the same period.

Sgt Anna Fisk, from BTP’s public protection unit, said: “Without the help and cooperation of each of the victims in these cases, this successful prosecution would not have been possible.

“I would like to take this opportunity to praise and thank each of them for their help and cooperation in what were hugely distressing and upsetting situations for them.

“No one has the right to make people feel vulnerable as they travel on the rail network, as Weekes did on numerous occasions. This kind of unwanted sexual behaviour is exactly the kind of conduct we are committed to identifying and stamping out.

“I would encourage anyone who feels they have been a victim of anything similar to follow the example set by Weekes’ victims by reporting what happened to us.

“This can help us deal with the person responsible, and can help stop it happening to someone else.”

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 16:45
Small business owners were given plenty of advice at the start-up day

Budding entrepreneurs were given hints and tips from the likes of Google and Barclays at a special event on Thursday.

Yesterday, 13:19
An Islington dinner lady is up for School Chef of the Year. Pic: Anthony Devlin/PA

An Islington dinner lady has reached the regional finals for School Chef of the Year

Fri, 17:40
Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena

A mother who allegedly had female genital mutilation performed on her by a doctor at the Whittington Hospital has condemned the practice while giving evidence in court.

Fri, 17:01
A general view of Exmouth Market in London EC1R showing Gulsham Tandori restaurant which has been forced to shut.

Restaurant owners have spoken out after feeling “forced” from Exmouth Market to make way for new high-end businesses.

Most read news

People thought the Deputy Prime Minister was pretty funny actually.

Brothers: The David Haines Story, will be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland at 10.30am on Sunday.

Over £30,000 has been raised in a couple of days for a mugging victim, despite the goal only being set at £500.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the $m.global.archantvariables.NewspaperTitle e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder