Man caught by DNA after spitting in DLR passenger’s face
A MAN who spat at a woman on a DLR train in East London has been jailed after being tracked down through his DNA left on his victim’s jacket. Tunu Meah was sentenced to two months for assault
A MAN who repeatedly spat at a woman on a DLR train in East London has been jailed after being tracked down through his DNA left on his victim’s jacket.
Tunu Meah was sentenced to two months by Thames magistrates on Friday after being found guilty of assault at a trial in March which he failed to attend.
He was travelling between Poplar and Westferry on the Isle of Dogs on September 2 when he approached the 51-year-old woman in the carriage and spat in her face.
Meah then got off the train at Westferry, but turned and again spat in her face before leaving the station.
You may also want to watch:
The woman’s jacket was sent away for forensic analysis and came back with a match to Meah on the DNA database.
Meah, 27, was arrested at his home in Darling Row in Whitechapel in October and later charged.
- 1 Teenager found dead in Victoria Park
- 2 Driver arrested after police 'drugs patrol' stops car in Whitechapel
- 3 Two in five people in Tower Hamlets may have had Covid-19
- 4 'I can save the planet with my seaweed' scientist in east London claims
- 5 Drug and alcohol abuse by Tower Hamlets parents and children soars
- 6 Disgraceful management of the pandemic
- 7 'Laptop bonanza' for schoolchildren in Poplar to help survive lockdown gloom
- 8 Post deliveries in east London hit by Covid crisis among Royal Mail staff
- 9 That's so raven: Everything you need to know about the guardians of the Tower
- 10 Pressure on government to provide laptops for lockdown learning
Transport police officer Matthew Baker said: “This was an unprovoked and disgusting attack on a woman just minding her own business. Justice has been served.”
CCTV images from the station also placed Meah at the scene of the crime.