Chilling moment sex attacker stalks schoolgirl before he ambushes her

Chilling moment sex attacker stalks schoolgirl before he ambushes her

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Chilling CCTV shows a sexual predator chasing a schoolgirl before attacking her in broad daylight as police urge other victims to come forward.

Irtiza Abbas was jailed for two years after he admitted sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl and a 22-year-old female university student in Birmingham.

Abbas, 25, attacked his first victim on the afternoon of January 16 this year near Aston University.

He followed the 22-year-old woman along Dartmouth Middleway to make sure she was on her own before grabbing her and sexually assaulting her in the street.

Irtiza Abbas was jailed for two years for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl and a 22-year-old (Picture: West Midlands Police / SWNS)

He fled the scene but struck again on April 16 when he followed a schoolgirl in Perry Barr.

CCTV shows him following her closely along a street and looking around to make sure he was alone before attacking her.

The terrified teen bravely rang her father who was driving nearby. He picked his daughter up and they drove around the area looking for Abbas.

They spotted the pervert and the father tried to apprehend him but following a tussle he escaped and fled the scene.

Abbas was caught stalking his victims in public before assaulting them (Picture: West Midlands Police / SWNS)

The father’s dashcam shows Abbas running down a residential street.

West Midlands Police launched a manhunt and officers painstakingly pieced CCTV together linking the assaults and Abbas was identified.

Officers swooped on his home in Lozells Road, Birmingham, on April 22 and found clothing that matched those worn by the attacker.

Abbas denied two counts of sexual assault but changed his plea to guilty when he appeared at Birmingham Crown Court.

Police are urging any other potential victims to come forward (Picture: West Midlands Police / SWNS)

He was jailed for two years last Friday (7/6) but police fear he may have attacked other women and girls who have not come forward.

Detective Inspector Joe Davenport said: “We strongly believe due to the nature of the offences that Abbas may have committed more offences.

‘CCTV has shown him lingering on the streets and carefully selecting his victims.

‘He would follow them to make sure they were on their own before he struck.

Polie fear he may have attacked other women (Picture: West Midlands Police / SWNS)

‘Although he’s pleaded guilty to two offences there’s a real time line gap and we have really strong suspicions that he may have offended again and again.

‘Thanks to the support of the victims and their bravery and our teams’ efforts in tracing every single piece of CCTV that we could, we’ve managed to take a serial offender and a potentially dangerous man, whose offences were deliberate, methodical and repeated, off the streets of Birmingham.

‘If anyone feels that something similar has happened to them and that they’ve not come forward before, we’d ask them to reconsider.

‘Please contact me or one of my team and we promise that we will take your account seriously.’

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