Emmanuel Ndegwe was arrested after being recognised on CCTV footage. Photo courtesy of: London Evening Standard
A sex attacker targeted Muslims in hijabs because he “had a fetish” for women wearing the traditional Islamic clothing.
Scotland Yard launched a manhunt for Emmanuel Ndegwe, 25, after he followed Somali women and broke into their homes before attacking them.
In one attack he stalked a woman for a year and then knocked her to the ground and tried to rip off her clothes as she fought back in front of her horrified children. He also kicked and punched her.
The Standard today reveals the shocking details of the case, which will be aired on BBC documentary The Met tonight.
Ndegwe was jailed for six years in March after Detective Inspector Tracey Miller hunted him down in a “personal mission” after being horrified by the suffering of his victims.
She read one report about an attack and immediately linked it to a strikingly similar one she had read previously.
Detective Inspector Tracey Miller. Photo courtesy of: London Evening Standard
She told the Standard: “The victim descriptions were identical, the suspect descriptions were identical and so were the methods and my first feeling was it was the same guy. And when I plotted their addresses on the map, they were only hundreds of yards apart.
“With certain other offences, you get less emotion involved, because they have less victim impact. But equally it still feels you’ve been out hunting and found your target and now he’s in custody, so you get a real sense of achievement and satisfaction. You take it as a personal mission.
“From my perspective, it felt he had ‘a thing’ about women wearing traditional Islamic clothing. I strongly suspect that he had a fetish. We found a lot of pornography on his phone and quite a lot of that was Somali women.”
She also revealed that without CCTV she would not have been able to track down the predator in just 18 days.
After one woman came forward police traced Ndegwe’s movements on cameras near the scene of the attack on her, watching him go into a Ladbrokes betting shop.
They got a close-up of his face and circulated it to all betting shops within a close radius, and one recognised him.
Ndegwe “shoulder surfed” his victims, following them to their front door and slipping in behind before violently trying to force them into submission.
In one attack a woman’s children stood by screaming while in another he forced himself on a carer in front of the 89-year-old woman she was pushing in a wheelchair.
DI Miller said the victims “were utterly terrified and in utter, utter fear. One didn’t know if he wanted to rape her or kill her. And another lady he stalked for over a year.
“For me it was probably one of my best investigations, one I’m most proud of in terms of the impact, crime preventions and reassuring his victims he’s now in prison.”
Ndegwe pleaded guilty to two counts of trespass with intent to commit a sexual act and one count of stalking.
The counts related to two victims, but police believe there could be more. At least one other woman has come forward but there is currently not enough evidence to charge him. Police are calling for any other victims to call them on the 101 line.
The Met documentary, to be aired on BBC1 at 9pm tonight, also reveals it costs Scotland Yard £6.2million to police Notting Hill Carnival. It reveals 13,000 officers work over the weekend attended by 1.5million party-goers.
Residents tell of a “nightmare” in which people urinate, vomit and commit crime in the streets, including stabbings.
Sheila Robertson, who has lived there since the 1960s, tells the programme: “The main thing is the volume [of the music] and the fact no one seems to take any notice of us.
“A little old lady in a housing association, dying of terminal cancer, she came out and begged them to be quiet, and they said ‘f*** off, we do what we like’.
“And that’s how we feel about carnival now. It does nothing for residents. And it’s not about race – the white trash is as trashy as you ever, ever set eyes on.”
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by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
We will be monitoring closely to see if Anjem Choudary now calls for the execution of these Muslim women that were raped. After all, according to the tenets and mandates of Sharia law, the same sharia law that Anjem Choudary is attempting to force on the UK, these Muslim women committed the crime of ‘Adultery.’ (ie.) They had sexual-relations with a man outside of wedlock.
Will Anjem Choudary be consistent and hold these Muslim women to the same standards of punishment that he is seeking to impose on the Western indigenous women (or) will he be a hypocrite and allow for a ‘double standard?’
I guess we will see…