Man admits Burnley sex assault

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A 21-YEAR-OLD man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman in Burnley on New Year’s Eve 2010.

Tahmoor Abid Hussain, of Princess Street, Nelson, who was aged 19 at the time of the attack, pleaded guilty to sexual assault by penetration at Burnley Crown Court and will be sentenced on April 16th.

The 28-year-old victim had been walking home alone around 8 p.m. on December 31st when she was approached near to Gannow Top by a man walking in the opposite direction.

He engaged her in conversation before pushing her to the ground and attacking her in an assault lasting around 20 minutes before she managed to escape.

PC Jane Gregson, from Burnley police, said: “This was a nasty, unprovoked attack on a young lady simply walking home.

“Tahmoor Hussain maintained his innocence throughout his court hearings, insisting he was the victim of mistaken identity. However, following lengthy investigations and extensive evidence gathering, Hussain finally admitted his heinous crime and will now have to face the consequences of his actions.

“Fortunately his guilty plea means that his victim will not have to endure giving evidence in court.”