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Updated: Man given suspended sentence after admitting trespass and assault

March 12, 2018
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A 37-year-old man has been given a suspended prison sentence after admitting trespassing in a house with intent to commit a sexual offence.

Mikolaj Zawilinski, of Jersey Gardens, Nottingham, also pleaded guilty to common assault in relation an incident moments earlier in Beeston on 26 July last year (2017).

Officers were called to reports of a man behaving suspiciously in the Beeston area. Zawilinski was said to have approached two girls separately in the street and unsuccessfully encouraged them to follow him before entering a house and going to another girl's bedroom, who he sat on his knee. However, he was then chased out of the house by the girl's mother.

A man-hunt then ensued and Zawilinski was detained by members of the public until police arrived and arrested him.

The charge of common assault was in relation to one of the girls he approached in the street, who he tried to grab while saying "come this way."

In police interview Zawilinski could not explain why he had done what he did.

Zawilinski was sentenced to 12 months in prison - nine for the trespass offence and three consecutively for the assault - suspended for two years, at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday 2 March after admitting the offences at a previous hearing. He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders' Register for 10 years.

Detective Constable Laura Clapham said: "I would like to thank the victims and witnesses in this case for coming forward. I would also praise the members of the public who helped for their vigilance and community spirit.

"This was a frightening experience, particularly for the girl who was approached in her own home. I hope the police investigation has given the victims and their families some comfort."

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