A BASINGSTOKE man who attacked lone women in terrifying, random assaults has been convicted. 

Kieron Sewah, 32 and of May Place, had denied grievous bodily harm with intent, assault by beating and possession of a bladed article.

But, a jury found him guilty of all three charges on Thursday, November 9, following a trial at Winchester Crown Court.

The court heard that Sewah attacked lone women he did not know.

On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, Sewah, armed with a knife, attacked a 52-year-old woman as she got out of her car in Silvester Close.

The knife touched her forearm, but she was able to get back in her car and drive away uninjured.

The woman sustained cuts and swelling to her head and neck area.

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On Wednesday, October 12, Sewah hit a 76-year-old woman with a bladed object on Eastrop Lane. The attack caused a serious wound to the back of her head, for which she required hospital treatment.

Sewah had previously been convicted of assault occasioning actual bodily harm following a trial in May after he attacked a 57-year-old woman on Sunday, October 2.

He struck the woman from behind, as she was about to enter St Mary’s Church in Goat Lane. She sustained bruising but was not seriously injured.

He denied any involvement in the attacks, however the CPS proved that he was the person behind each assault in court, working with the police to piece together witness identification of Sewah and extensive CCTV evidence.

For the October 2 incident, Sewah initially denied any knowledge of his whereabouts on the day.

However, when confronted with CCTV footage which traced his movements from the church to his hostel, and having also been identified by a witness, he admitted he was in the area but again denied responsibility for the attack.

Daniel Marsh, Senior Crown Prosecutor for CPS Wessex, said: “Kieron Sewah is a dangerous individual who inflicted terrifying, random violence against lone women in the street.

“Having initially only secured one conviction, the CPS was determined that each of Sewah’s victims saw justice and after a complex retrial we have secured convictions for every one of these attacks.

“No woman should ever have to endure such a horrifying ordeal – we hope today’s verdict provides some comfort to each of the victims and we wish them all the best going forward.”

He is due to be sentenced for all three incidents at Winchester Crown Court on Friday, January 26.