Criminals you brought to justice: Woman punched schoolboy on Hull bus and man stole CCTV camera from mosque
A TEENAGER who attacked a schoolboy on a bus was caught after a CCTV image of her was published in the Mail.
Naomi Hassan punched the 14-year-old boy several times in the face after mistakenly believing he had insulted her.
A CCTV image of Hassan on board the bus was published as part of the Mail's Caught On Camera campaign last month.
Detective Constable Justin Marrow, of the city's priority crime team, said: "This is a really good result. It was an unprovoked attack on a child, so we really wanted to find out who was responsible."
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Hassan, 19, of Bransholme, admitted assaulting the boy when she appeared at Hull Magistrates' Court. She will be sentenced later this month.
The boy suffered swelling and bruising to his eye and nose after the attack, which happened on-board the number 1 bus as it travelled along Rawling Way, west Hull, in September.
He had been sitting alone on the bus when he was confronted by a drunken Hassan, who was complaining about something she believed he had said.
She was arrested after a Mail reader identified her to police.
A man who stole a CCTV camera from a mosque was also identified as prolific burglar Shaun Patterson.
He was caught by another camera as he took it from the Masjid Al Sahaba mosque in Epworth Street, west Hull.
Patterson, 36, was given an antisocial behaviour order banning him from most of east Hull and Bransholme in December.
He is one of the city's most prolific criminals, responsible for dozens of offences, including burglaries, car thefts and shoplifting over two decades.
He admitted stealing the camera, as well as breaching his Asbo by being drunk in the area he was banned from and damaging a window in Ilchester Close, Bransholme.
Det Con Marrow said: "Patterson came into custody for other matters, and was then identified for the theft from the mosque."
Patterson was given a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for a year, for the offences and was ordered to pay £300 in compensation to the mosque.
Det Con Marrow said: "Without the help of Mail readers as part of Caught On Camera, we may not have been able to solve these crimes or bring these people to justice."