Man charged after woman sexually assaulted near Dagenham footbridge

The footbridge between Reede Road and Blackbourne Road, Dagenham. Picture: Google

The footbridge between Reede Road and Blackbourne Road, Dagenham. Picture: Google - Credit: Google

A man has been charged after a young woman was sexually assaulted near a railway footbridge in Dagenham.

Adef Hamid, of no fixed abode, was arrested on Friday in connection to the attack on the 18-year-old woman on the bridge near Pondfield Park.

The 26-year-old was charged the following day with sexual assault, robbery and possession of a Class B drug.

Hamid was remanded in custody to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday, October 1.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter