Welwyn Garden City man avoids jail after trying to groom and meet boy under 16

PUBLISHED: 17:47 26 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:56 26 January 2018

Welwyn Garden City resident Tejas Parikh avoided prison.

Welwyn Garden City resident Tejas Parikh avoided prison.


A Welwyn Garden City man has been sentenced after attempting to meet a boy under 16 years old following grooming.

Tejas Parikh, 37, of Wheatbarn, appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court today (Friday, January 26).

He was given a two-year community order, five-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order, and will be placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for five years.

Parikh has also been ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work and told to pay £300 costs.

He had been arrested in Howard Way, Harlow, on October 14 last year.

More news stories


Emergency services are at the scene of a Knebworth building site after a wall collapsed onto a man’s leg this morning.

A Welwyn Garden City hospice has appealed for more donations of winter stock amid an “overwhelming” community response since its storage warehouse was flooded.

All four lanes of the M25 anticlockwise between Junctions 25 and 27 are now closed after a multiple-vehicle crash.

A scout troop which has served the community for more than 90 years is at risk of closure if more volunteers do not step forward.

Newsletter Sign Up

Welwyn Hatfield Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards