A Syrian refugee who launched a series of sex attacks just a month after he was granted asylum is facing jail. Hasan Alkhabbaz, 22, targeted six different victims as they walked through the Joe Strummer Subway in Paddington, central London, between November 14 last year and March 3.
He lurked in the underpass where The Clash’s frontman used to busk to grab women’s bottoms and slip his hand up their skirts. Alkhabbaz was handed a suspended sentence in May of this for a similar offence committed on March 5 while police continued to probe the earlier spree.
While on bail for the other attacks, he tried to flee the country but was arrested at Heathrow Airport where he was attempting to board a flight to Egypt and then onto Sudan.