Two women were sexually assaulted while waiting in line to see the queen’s coffin, a court heard today.
Adio Adeshine, 19, reportedly exposed himself to the mourners and pushed into them from behind, The sun reports.
He then allegedly fled to the River Thames in an attempt to evade the police.
Adeshine was later arrested after she left the water following the alleged horror at Victoria Tower Gardens on Wednesday night.
He appeared before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court today, charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of violating an injunction to prevent sexual harm.
The teenager, who wore a gray tracksuit from prison, was remanded in custody.
The court was told the women were waiting in line after Westminster Hall opened its doors to the public on Wednesday to see the Queen in state.
One of the women noticed Adeshine because, despite standing in line for hours, she had not seen him before, it was said.
She claimed he got closer to her before touching her back and exposing himself.
Adeshine is said to have acted similarly to another woman before security was alerted and the police were called.
He was remanded in custody to appear before Southwark Crown Court on 14 October.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been republished with permission
Originally published as Two women ‘sexually abused in line to see Queen’s coffin’ as 19-year-old man appears in court