Jailed thug who punched 16-year-old girl unconscious in shocking random street attack is ‘too scared to leave cell’
- Michael Ayoade, 34, ran up behind Tasneem Kabir as she walked to college and smacked her around the head
- Ayoade jogged away as the 16-year-old lay unconscious on the ground in Plaistow, East London, bleeding and with broken teeth
- An insider at the prison where he is being held said he is ‘petrified of reprisals’
A thug who has been remanded in custody after admitting punching a 16-year-old girl unconscious in a random street attack is too scared to leave his cell, it has today been claimed.
Michael Ayoade, 34, left petite teenager Tasneem Kabir with broken teeth, a bleeding lip and a bruised face in the attack before he jogged away, leaving her out cold on the ground.
But powerfully built Ayode, who has a distinctive scar across his cheek, is said to be petrified there will be reprisals for him after the assault was captured on CCTV and spread across the internet.
victim from behind (left) and hitting her around the head (right) as she walked alone to college in east London
According to The Sun, he insists on eating his meals in the cell and having guards to escort around HMP Thameside in South East London.
A source told the paper: ‘He’s absolutely petrified. It is absolutely disgusting what he did to that poor girl. I thought the young lady in question would be quietly pleased to hear this information.’
He was arrested thanks to an anonymous tip-off after police released CCTV footage of the shocking attack, which showed Ayoade casually jogging away while Miss Kabir lay unconscious on the ground.
Ayoade later told police that the petite 16-year-old ‘didn’t have a friendly face’, that he was ‘intimidated by her’ and that she ‘made me feel like a pauper with her facial gestures’.
He said he couldn’t cope with ‘taking an insult from a little person like that’.
He pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm at Thames Magistrates’ Courton November 24, following the daylight attack in Plaistow, which left the teenager with three broken teeth, a split lip, and bruises and grazes on her face.
Miss Kabir had left home with her brother shortly after 12.30pm on November 13, but realised she had forgotten her phone and went back to retrieve it as her brother walked on.
Prosecutor Bandana Batra told Thames Magistrates Court: ‘She remembers seeing the defendant looking at her from the other side of the road as she went back.
‘As she came out he was inside the gates to her street and she says he approached her and was within 30cm of her face. She found this strange but she carried on walking.
‘Miss Kabir was then walking along High Road, Plaistow and all she remembers next was waking up in the ambulance,’ the lawyer said.
Ayoade had followed the teenager, launching his surprise attack as she passed the Black Lion pub.
Ms Batra said: ‘He started jogging up behind Miss Kabir and he struck her her on the side of the head causing her to lose consciousness and that’s why she doesn’t remember what happened.‘
The girl hit the ground face first following the blow from Ayoade.
Ms Batra said: ‘It was an unprovoked attack on in a lone female. She is pretty petite in size – you can see the size of Mr Ayoade.’
When police were searching for her then mystery attacker, Miss Kabir had said: ‘I hope he does get caught so he doesn’t do it again to another person. I hope I am his last victim.’