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A cyclist who sparked a manhunt after sexually assaulting two women has been jailed.
Junaid Zaman, aged 25, approached his victims in the Lenton area of Nottingham and asked them for directions.
He then made sexually explicit remarks before assaulting them.
The night-time attacks, which happened in Church Street and Sherwin Road on Sunday 28 May and Monday 29 May respectively, triggered a strong police response.
Extra officers were brought in to patrol surrounding streets and a high profile media appeal was also released.
When Zaman was arrested a week later and positively identified by both victims during a subsequent video identification parade.
Zaman, of Wollaton Hall Drive, Lenton, later pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault.
Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 18 July) he was jailed for 12 months.
Inspector Craig Hall, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “These were predatory and premeditated offences that were extremely distressing for the victims.
“Zaman appeared to believe he could treat women in this way without consequence and may have committed more offences if we’d not caught up with him when we did.
“I am pleased he has now been jailed and hope this sentence provides some comfort for the women involved.
“I also hope this outcome serves as a warning to others who think they can behave in this way. They can’t and we will do whatever it takes to bring them to justice.”
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