USW student accused of Freshers’ week attempted rape appears in court

He is one of two men in court in relation to the September assaults


An engineering student from the University of South Wales is accused of attacking a 19-year-old at Gorsedd Gardens during Freshers’ week

Khalid Alahmadi, 23, spoke before a judge after being accused of attempted raping a 19-year-old woman in Gorsedd Gardens, just outside the National Museum of Wales.

The attack allegedly took place in the early hours of the morning after the woman left a nightclub on September 23rd during Freshers’ Week.

The attack happened during Freshers’ Week

The attack was one of a number of sexual assaults which took place during Freshers’ week.

Alahmadi was arrested on September 26th near his home at Meridian Plaza in Bute Terrace.

He spoke in court today and appeared in the dock with an Arabic interpreter.

Judge Eleri Rees adjourned the Crown Court until December 21st.

Alahmadi will likely be asked to enter a plea to the charge of attempted rape.

Alahmadi is being remanded in custody. A trial date has been set for February 2016.

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