Search

Police believe man jailed for raping transsexual woman may have attacked others

12:50 15 July 2013

Rapist Mohammed Saleem.

Rapist Mohammed Saleem.

Archant

Police believe a rapist jailed for attacking a transsexual woman more than 10 years ago may be responsible for further sexual offences.

Mohammed Saleem, 43, of St Anthony’s Flats, Aldenham Street, Somers Town, was jailed for eight years last week for raping charity worker Anna Vincent, then 36, in a Camden Town alleyway in 2001.

Saleem was not linked to the crime until a cold case review in 2011 when semen discovered in the alleyway in Underhill Passage, off Camden High Street, was found to be a one-in-a-billion match with his DNA.

Ms Vincent, who had undergone a sex change four years prior to the attack and was still legally regarded as a man, died in 2006.

Following Saleem’s conviction and sentencing at the Old Bailey last Thursday, Det Ch Insp Adam Lowe said: “It is highly likely that Mohammed Saleem has committed further sexual offences and we are releasing his image today in the hope anyone who recognises him as a suspect contacts the Metropolitan Police Serious and Complex Case Team.

“This case demonstrates that the Metropolitan Police Service will continue to investigate serious sexual offences whatever time period has passed.

“In this particular case, it is extremely sad that the victim passed away before her attacker was brought to justice.”

Saleem was convicted following a re-trial after a jury was unable to reach a decision in his original trial at the Old Bailey in June.

Anyone with information about Mohammed Saleem is asked to call the Met Police’s Serious and Complex Case Team on 0208 217 6526. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

A Henrietta Barnett consultation has sparked debate on whether the famous grammar school should give priority to Hampstead Garden Suburb pupils

17:29

A Camden police officer has been sacked for dishonesty.

15:52

Emergency services have rescued a woman trapped under a Porsche after it crashed into a cafe in West End Lane in West Hampstead.

Yesterday, 18:06

Virginia McKenna, actress and founder of the Born Free wildlife charity, is the latest to sign a 4,500-strong petition to create a haven for swans on the island on Hampstead Heath’s model boating pond.

Yesterday, 15:13

Camden Council’s leader has said the prime minister’s commitment to removing the UK from the EU’s single market is “deeply concerning” – and pledged to push for the “greatest possible access”.

Yesterday, 12:48

A plan to resurrect the Old White Bear pub in Hampstead by sharing its upper floors with a school has been given the go-ahead.

Yesterday, 11:47

Work will begin to replace gas mains in Gospel Oak after a public outcry forced its delay last year.

Yesterday, 11:16

A man died after being hit by a train in King’s Cross station yesterday.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now