Dinesh Ponnamperuma from Walthamstow inappropriately touched two women on board the 230 bus and Victoria line

The Copeland Road resident boarded the train here before preying on his first victim

The Copeland Road resident boarded the train here before preying on his first victim

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A Walthamstow man has been sentenced after he admitted to inappropriately touching two women on public transport.

Dinesh Ponnamperuma of Copeland Road pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault at Westminster Magistrates' Court on June 26 after his victims reported the incidents. 

The 35-year-old boarded the Victoria line at Blackhorse Road on January 22 and stood opposite a teenager but as the train stopped at Highbury and Islington, Ponnamperuma moved in front of the 19-year-old and started touching her inappropriately. 

A second woman was targeted onboard the 230 bus from Walthamstow to Whipps Cross Hospital on March 22 after Ponnamperuma sat next to her and touched her on two seperate occasions for several minutes. 

Following his guilty verdict on Friday, he has been placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years and given an eight-month prison sentence suspended for two years and ordered to pay £300 in victim compensation and £85 costs.

Detective constable Martin Chapman, of the British Transport Police (BTP) said: "These assaults were frightening for both women, who were very brave in reporting it as it was the right thing to do.

"We encourage anyone subjected to any unwanted sexual behaviour to come forward, and we will do our utmost to bring the offenders to justice."

BTP have recently launched 'Project Guardian' a scheme aimed at increasing reporting of sexual assaults and unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport in London.

If you believe you are the victim of unwanted sexual behaviour on the rail network, call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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2:26pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Instead of describing him politely as a 'Walthamstow resident' why not describe him as a 'convicted sex offender from Walthamstow?'

Also, is he legally here which is more important or has this also been dumbed down?
Instead of describing him politely as a 'Walthamstow resident' why not describe him as a 'convicted sex offender from Walthamstow?' Also, is he legally here which is more important or has this also been dumbed down? Villagecranberry
  • Score: -7

4:07pm Fri 4 Jul 14

myopinioncounts says...

I agree. ALL court reports should give the nationality of the convicted.
I agree. ALL court reports should give the nationality of the convicted. myopinioncounts
  • Score: -5

6:24pm Fri 4 Jul 14

DaveInTheForest says...

Labour immigration policy - enriching the nation since 1997
Labour immigration policy - enriching the nation since 1997 DaveInTheForest
  • Score: -4

6:59pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Alan_1976 says...

DaveInTheForest wrote:
Labour immigration policy - enriching the nation since 1997
Daveintheforest. Unaware who the government is since 2010...
[quote][p][bold]DaveInTheForest[/bold] wrote: Labour immigration policy - enriching the nation since 1997[/p][/quote]Daveintheforest. Unaware who the government is since 2010... Alan_1976
  • Score: 6

8:45am Sat 5 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Alan_1976 wrote:
DaveInTheForest wrote:
Labour immigration policy - enriching the nation since 1997
Daveintheforest. Unaware who the government is since 2010...
No, he obviously knows of the change in government but the flawed Labour policies continued beyond the 2010 election as the floodgates were well and truly open.

These open door immigration policies together with EU membership have given rise to the shanty town communities in places like Highams Park and Argyle Avenue locally, the well publicised appalling situation at Marble Arch and numerous others all across the UK.
[quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DaveInTheForest[/bold] wrote: Labour immigration policy - enriching the nation since 1997[/p][/quote]Daveintheforest. Unaware who the government is since 2010...[/p][/quote]No, he obviously knows of the change in government but the flawed Labour policies continued beyond the 2010 election as the floodgates were well and truly open. These open door immigration policies together with EU membership have given rise to the shanty town communities in places like Highams Park and Argyle Avenue locally, the well publicised appalling situation at Marble Arch and numerous others all across the UK. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 0

10:26am Sat 5 Jul 14

DaveInTheForest says...

Until these problems start to affect our establishment directly (shanty town outside Blair's house or Cherie getting goosed) then we will continue to have these problems.
Until these problems start to affect our establishment directly (shanty town outside Blair's house or Cherie getting goosed) then we will continue to have these problems. DaveInTheForest
  • Score: -2

11:58am Sat 5 Jul 14

Alan_1976 says...

In a word. Rubbish.

http://m.europe.wsj.
com/articles/SB10001
42405270230343330457
9306631941720964?mob
ile=y

Given you have claimed Jewish heritage Village your words are pretty rich given that you appear to be nothing more than a 21st century Balfour

http://kenanmalik.wo
rdpress.com/2013/03/
30/the-framing-of-im
migration/
In a word. Rubbish. http://m.europe.wsj. com/articles/SB10001 42405270230343330457 9306631941720964?mob ile=y Given you have claimed Jewish heritage Village your words are pretty rich given that you appear to be nothing more than a 21st century Balfour http://kenanmalik.wo rdpress.com/2013/03/ 30/the-framing-of-im migration/ Alan_1976
  • Score: 2

1:05pm Sat 5 Jul 14

DaveInTheForest says...

Alan_1976 wrote:
In a word. Rubbish.

http://m.europe.wsj.

com/articles/SB10001

42405270230343330457

9306631941720964?mob

ile=y

Given you have claimed Jewish heritage Village your words are pretty rich given that you appear to be nothing more than a 21st century Balfour

http://kenanmalik.wo

rdpress.com/2013/03/

30/the-framing-of-im

migration/
the second article is some blog which references a 9 year old study by the government.

Wake up and smell the coffee mate. Ask any tradesman round here if there lifestyle and wages have been affected by immigration and you will find the answer in "yes".

But don't let real life get in the way of your fantasy statistics.
[quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: In a word. Rubbish. http://m.europe.wsj. com/articles/SB10001 42405270230343330457 9306631941720964?mob ile=y Given you have claimed Jewish heritage Village your words are pretty rich given that you appear to be nothing more than a 21st century Balfour http://kenanmalik.wo rdpress.com/2013/03/ 30/the-framing-of-im migration/[/p][/quote]the second article is some blog which references a 9 year old study by the government. Wake up and smell the coffee mate. Ask any tradesman round here if there lifestyle and wages have been affected by immigration and you will find the answer in "yes". But don't let real life get in the way of your fantasy statistics. DaveInTheForest
  • Score: -2

3:52pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Alan_1976 says...

DaveInTheForest wrote:
Alan_1976 wrote: In a word. Rubbish. http://m.europe.wsj. com/articles/SB10001 42405270230343330457 9306631941720964?mob ile=y Given you have claimed Jewish heritage Village your words are pretty rich given that you appear to be nothing more than a 21st century Balfour http://kenanmalik.wo rdpress.com/2013/03/ 30/the-framing-of-im migration/
the second article is some blog which references a 9 year old study by the government. Wake up and smell the coffee mate. Ask any tradesman round here if there lifestyle and wages have been affected by immigration and you will find the answer in "yes". But don't let real life get in the way of your fantasy statistics.
I'm sure it was too far over your head as believe it or not there was more than one paragraph. Referencing multiple articles.

But remember Dave. We can all just be bankers as you suggested on the other article.

Don't let the actual statistics get in the way of your fantasies....
[quote][p][bold]DaveInTheForest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: In a word. Rubbish. http://m.europe.wsj. com/articles/SB10001 42405270230343330457 9306631941720964?mob ile=y Given you have claimed Jewish heritage Village your words are pretty rich given that you appear to be nothing more than a 21st century Balfour http://kenanmalik.wo rdpress.com/2013/03/ 30/the-framing-of-im migration/[/p][/quote]the second article is some blog which references a 9 year old study by the government. Wake up and smell the coffee mate. Ask any tradesman round here if there lifestyle and wages have been affected by immigration and you will find the answer in "yes". But don't let real life get in the way of your fantasy statistics.[/p][/quote]I'm sure it was too far over your head as believe it or not there was more than one paragraph. Referencing multiple articles. But remember Dave. We can all just be bankers as you suggested on the other article. Don't let the actual statistics get in the way of your fantasies.... Alan_1976
  • Score: 2

7:54pm Sat 5 Jul 14

DaveInTheForest says...

Alan_1976 wrote:
DaveInTheForest wrote:
Alan_1976 wrote: In a word. Rubbish. http://m.europe.wsj. com/articles/SB10001 42405270230343330457 9306631941720964?mob ile=y Given you have claimed Jewish heritage Village your words are pretty rich given that you appear to be nothing more than a 21st century Balfour http://kenanmalik.wo rdpress.com/2013/03/ 30/the-framing-of-im migration/
the second article is some blog which references a 9 year old study by the government. Wake up and smell the coffee mate. Ask any tradesman round here if there lifestyle and wages have been affected by immigration and you will find the answer in "yes". But don't let real life get in the way of your fantasy statistics.
I'm sure it was too far over your head as believe it or not there was more than one paragraph. Referencing multiple articles.

But remember Dave. We can all just be bankers as you suggested on the other article.

Don't let the actual statistics get in the way of your fantasies....
Maybe I am not on the same intellectual level as you. I make my living with my hands. However, I do know that whatever you say or quote about statistics, that my lifestyle has been affected by immigration. Maybe it hasn't for you - well congratulations. Maybe your lifestyle has improved as you don't need to spend so much to get a builder, plumber or carpenter.

It's people like you who ruin life for the rest of us.
[quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DaveInTheForest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: In a word. Rubbish. http://m.europe.wsj. com/articles/SB10001 42405270230343330457 9306631941720964?mob ile=y Given you have claimed Jewish heritage Village your words are pretty rich given that you appear to be nothing more than a 21st century Balfour http://kenanmalik.wo rdpress.com/2013/03/ 30/the-framing-of-im migration/[/p][/quote]the second article is some blog which references a 9 year old study by the government. Wake up and smell the coffee mate. Ask any tradesman round here if there lifestyle and wages have been affected by immigration and you will find the answer in "yes". But don't let real life get in the way of your fantasy statistics.[/p][/quote]I'm sure it was too far over your head as believe it or not there was more than one paragraph. Referencing multiple articles. But remember Dave. We can all just be bankers as you suggested on the other article. Don't let the actual statistics get in the way of your fantasies....[/p][/quote]Maybe I am not on the same intellectual level as you. I make my living with my hands. However, I do know that whatever you say or quote about statistics, that my lifestyle has been affected by immigration. Maybe it hasn't for you - well congratulations. Maybe your lifestyle has improved as you don't need to spend so much to get a builder, plumber or carpenter. It's people like you who ruin life for the rest of us. DaveInTheForest
  • Score: 0

9:06pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

DaveInTheForest wrote:
Alan_1976 wrote:
DaveInTheForest wrote:
Alan_1976 wrote: In a word. Rubbish. http://m.europe.wsj. com/articles/SB10001 42405270230343330457 9306631941720964?mob ile=y Given you have claimed Jewish heritage Village your words are pretty rich given that you appear to be nothing more than a 21st century Balfour http://kenanmalik.wo rdpress.com/2013/03/ 30/the-framing-of-im migration/
the second article is some blog which references a 9 year old study by the government. Wake up and smell the coffee mate. Ask any tradesman round here if there lifestyle and wages have been affected by immigration and you will find the answer in "yes". But don't let real life get in the way of your fantasy statistics.
I'm sure it was too far over your head as believe it or not there was more than one paragraph. Referencing multiple articles.

But remember Dave. We can all just be bankers as you suggested on the other article.

Don't let the actual statistics get in the way of your fantasies....
Maybe I am not on the same intellectual level as you. I make my living with my hands. However, I do know that whatever you say or quote about statistics, that my lifestyle has been affected by immigration. Maybe it hasn't for you - well congratulations. Maybe your lifestyle has improved as you don't need to spend so much to get a builder, plumber or carpenter.

It's people like you who ruin life for the rest of us.
You are dead right, it is about time Al 1976 went and joined his
Aunty Helen in retirement, I am sure they can both fit in the beach hut in Whitstable amongst the whelks. Mind you, with Al's hand shandy addiction they shed would not get much of a rating on
Scores On The Doors.
[quote][p][bold]DaveInTheForest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DaveInTheForest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: In a word. Rubbish. http://m.europe.wsj. com/articles/SB10001 42405270230343330457 9306631941720964?mob ile=y Given you have claimed Jewish heritage Village your words are pretty rich given that you appear to be nothing more than a 21st century Balfour http://kenanmalik.wo rdpress.com/2013/03/ 30/the-framing-of-im migration/[/p][/quote]the second article is some blog which references a 9 year old study by the government. Wake up and smell the coffee mate. Ask any tradesman round here if there lifestyle and wages have been affected by immigration and you will find the answer in "yes". But don't let real life get in the way of your fantasy statistics.[/p][/quote]I'm sure it was too far over your head as believe it or not there was more than one paragraph. Referencing multiple articles. But remember Dave. We can all just be bankers as you suggested on the other article. Don't let the actual statistics get in the way of your fantasies....[/p][/quote]Maybe I am not on the same intellectual level as you. I make my living with my hands. However, I do know that whatever you say or quote about statistics, that my lifestyle has been affected by immigration. Maybe it hasn't for you - well congratulations. Maybe your lifestyle has improved as you don't need to spend so much to get a builder, plumber or carpenter. It's people like you who ruin life for the rest of us.[/p][/quote]You are dead right, it is about time Al 1976 went and joined his Aunty Helen in retirement, I am sure they can both fit in the beach hut in Whitstable amongst the whelks. Mind you, with Al's hand shandy addiction they shed would not get much of a rating on Scores On The Doors. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -3

7:12am Sun 6 Jul 14

Alan_1976 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
DaveInTheForest wrote:
Alan_1976 wrote:
DaveInTheForest wrote:
Alan_1976 wrote: In a word. Rubbish. http://m.europe.wsj. com/articles/SB10001 42405270230343330457 9306631941720964?mob ile=y Given you have claimed Jewish heritage Village your words are pretty rich given that you appear to be nothing more than a 21st century Balfour http://kenanmalik.wo rdpress.com/2013/03/ 30/the-framing-of-im migration/
the second article is some blog which references a 9 year old study by the government. Wake up and smell the coffee mate. Ask any tradesman round here if there lifestyle and wages have been affected by immigration and you will find the answer in "yes". But don't let real life get in the way of your fantasy statistics.
I'm sure it was too far over your head as believe it or not there was more than one paragraph. Referencing multiple articles.

But remember Dave. We can all just be bankers as you suggested on the other article.

Don't let the actual statistics get in the way of your fantasies....
Maybe I am not on the same intellectual level as you. I make my living with my hands. However, I do know that whatever you say or quote about statistics, that my lifestyle has been affected by immigration. Maybe it hasn't for you - well congratulations. Maybe your lifestyle has improved as you don't need to spend so much to get a builder, plumber or carpenter.

It's people like you who ruin life for the rest of us.
You are dead right, it is about time Al 1976 went and joined his
Aunty Helen in retirement, I am sure they can both fit in the beach hut in Whitstable amongst the whelks. Mind you, with Al's hand shandy addiction they shed would not get much of a rating on
Scores On The Doors.
Dear oh dear Village. Is that the best you can do? Nothing to add just some sycophantic nodding and your bizarre Helen obsession accompanied by your new found desire to fantasise about me.

Seek help!
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DaveInTheForest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DaveInTheForest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: In a word. Rubbish. http://m.europe.wsj. com/articles/SB10001 42405270230343330457 9306631941720964?mob ile=y Given you have claimed Jewish heritage Village your words are pretty rich given that you appear to be nothing more than a 21st century Balfour http://kenanmalik.wo rdpress.com/2013/03/ 30/the-framing-of-im migration/[/p][/quote]the second article is some blog which references a 9 year old study by the government. Wake up and smell the coffee mate. Ask any tradesman round here if there lifestyle and wages have been affected by immigration and you will find the answer in "yes". But don't let real life get in the way of your fantasy statistics.[/p][/quote]I'm sure it was too far over your head as believe it or not there was more than one paragraph. Referencing multiple articles. But remember Dave. We can all just be bankers as you suggested on the other article. Don't let the actual statistics get in the way of your fantasies....[/p][/quote]Maybe I am not on the same intellectual level as you. I make my living with my hands. However, I do know that whatever you say or quote about statistics, that my lifestyle has been affected by immigration. Maybe it hasn't for you - well congratulations. Maybe your lifestyle has improved as you don't need to spend so much to get a builder, plumber or carpenter. It's people like you who ruin life for the rest of us.[/p][/quote]You are dead right, it is about time Al 1976 went and joined his Aunty Helen in retirement, I am sure they can both fit in the beach hut in Whitstable amongst the whelks. Mind you, with Al's hand shandy addiction they shed would not get much of a rating on Scores On The Doors.[/p][/quote]Dear oh dear Village. Is that the best you can do? Nothing to add just some sycophantic nodding and your bizarre Helen obsession accompanied by your new found desire to fantasise about me. Seek help! Alan_1976
  • Score: 3

7:21am Sun 6 Jul 14

Alan_1976 says...

"No, he obviously knows of the change in government"

Presumably that's why he then refers to Cherie getting goosed and Blair's house. Two prime ministers and their wives later here we are.
"No, he obviously knows of the change in government" Presumably that's why he then refers to Cherie getting goosed and Blair's house. Two prime ministers and their wives later here we are. Alan_1976
  • Score: 2

10:01am Sun 6 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

DaveInTheForest wrote:
Alan_1976 wrote:
DaveInTheForest wrote:
Alan_1976 wrote: In a word. Rubbish. http://m.europe.wsj. com/articles/SB10001 42405270230343330457 9306631941720964?mob ile=y Given you have claimed Jewish heritage Village your words are pretty rich given that you appear to be nothing more than a 21st century Balfour http://kenanmalik.wo rdpress.com/2013/03/ 30/the-framing-of-im migration/
the second article is some blog which references a 9 year old study by the government. Wake up and smell the coffee mate. Ask any tradesman round here if there lifestyle and wages have been affected by immigration and you will find the answer in "yes". But don't let real life get in the way of your fantasy statistics.
I'm sure it was too far over your head as believe it or not there was more than one paragraph. Referencing multiple articles.

But remember Dave. We can all just be bankers as you suggested on the other article.

Don't let the actual statistics get in the way of your fantasies....
Maybe I am not on the same intellectual level as you. I make my living with my hands. However, I do know that whatever you say or quote about statistics, that my lifestyle has been affected by immigration. Maybe it hasn't for you - well congratulations. Maybe your lifestyle has improved as you don't need to spend so much to get a builder, plumber or carpenter.

It's people like you who ruin life for the rest of us.
He is not intellectual, he just copies out of dusty, yellowing books.
[quote][p][bold]DaveInTheForest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DaveInTheForest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan_1976[/bold] wrote: In a word. Rubbish. http://m.europe.wsj. com/articles/SB10001 42405270230343330457 9306631941720964?mob ile=y Given you have claimed Jewish heritage Village your words are pretty rich given that you appear to be nothing more than a 21st century Balfour http://kenanmalik.wo rdpress.com/2013/03/ 30/the-framing-of-im migration/[/p][/quote]the second article is some blog which references a 9 year old study by the government. Wake up and smell the coffee mate. Ask any tradesman round here if there lifestyle and wages have been affected by immigration and you will find the answer in "yes". But don't let real life get in the way of your fantasy statistics.[/p][/quote]I'm sure it was too far over your head as believe it or not there was more than one paragraph. Referencing multiple articles. But remember Dave. We can all just be bankers as you suggested on the other article. Don't let the actual statistics get in the way of your fantasies....[/p][/quote]Maybe I am not on the same intellectual level as you. I make my living with my hands. However, I do know that whatever you say or quote about statistics, that my lifestyle has been affected by immigration. Maybe it hasn't for you - well congratulations. Maybe your lifestyle has improved as you don't need to spend so much to get a builder, plumber or carpenter. It's people like you who ruin life for the rest of us.[/p][/quote]He is not intellectual, he just copies out of dusty, yellowing books. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -4

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