Man caught by DNA after spitting in DLR passenger’s face
PUBLISHED: 13:00 15 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:52 05 October 2010
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.
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.
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.