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Groper jailed

PUBLISHED: 15:04 03 December 2008 | UPDATED: 15:46 25 August 2010

A CHEF who groped a young woman s breasts and bottom in a staff locker room was jailed for just eight months on Monday.

A CHEF who groped a young woman's breasts and bottom in a staff locker room was jailed for just eight months on Monday.

Algerian Salah Berdjane, 47, of Lincoln Road, Erith cornered his 22-year-old victim before fondling her bottom and thrusting his hands beneath her bra.

Snaresbrook Crown Court heard the pervert forced the terrified woman to touch his groin though his trousers before she was able to escape his clutches.

When he was arrested after the attack in Wapping on November 23 last year Berdjane claimed his victim made up the allegation to 'look good for her boyfriend'.

He later switched his plea to guilty at the 11th hour when jurors were about to be sworn in at his trial.


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