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A KEBAB shop worker who sexually assaulted two women on a night out has been ordered to do community service.

Sadeq Ahmed molested his first victim in Chicago Rock, in Palmerston Road, Southsea.

He repeatedly groped the woman when she was on the dance floor.

The 27-year-old followed his victim, who cannot be named, outside when she left the club and went into a nearby take-away.

Despite the woman repeatedly asking Ahmed to leave her alone he continued to assault her, Portsmouth Crown Court heard.

When one of the victim’s friends tried to intervene Ahmed sexually assaulted her as well before pushing her to the ground.

He was arrested nearby in Palmerston Road in October 2009 and told the police he had drunk a bottle of whisky and could not remember the incident.

Ahmed, of Portland Road, Southsea, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault.

Judge Roger Hetherington said: ‘You decided that you were going to grope these two women, irrespective of what they thought about it.

‘And in fact what you did was both persistent and forcible. They made it completely clear to you that this was wholly unwelcome attention but you carried on. The effect on these two women has been very significant.’

The judge handed Ahmed a 12-month community order and told him to do 240 hours of unpaid work.

Ahmed will also have to be on the sex offenders’ register for five years.