On 21.8.2015, at about 3am, a woman was returning to her block of flats when the defendant grabbed her as she was opening her door, he overpowered her by holding her arms and pressing his body against hers whilst she resisted and shouted for help. The defendant continued to restrain her and to pull at her clothing, the woman managed to break free and run away, he chased her in the street and grabbed her clothes but she managed to run back to her address and get inside. The defendant struggled with her at the door in an attempt to get in, but the victim managed to shut him out of the premises. During his trial, he denied the offence despite evidence from CCTV and pretended to be ill before fleeing the country. The jury found him guilty of sexual assault.