Indian-origin man jailed for knife-point rape, robbery in UK – The Indian Express
An Indian-origin man who raped and robbed a lady at knifepoint in south-east England has been sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment by a UK courtroom.
Diljeet Grewal was discovered responsible of rape, sexual assault and aggravated housebreaking at Islewoth Crown Court docket and sentenced on Friday to 15 years behind bars, with an extra 5 years on “licence” to be monitored upon launch.
The courtroom was instructed how the 28-year-old met his sufferer, a lady in her 30s, for a pre-arranged assembly at her tackle in Hillingdon in April this 12 months and upon getting into produced a knife and threatened the lady inflicting her to worry for her life.
He went on to hold out a “sustained assault”, which lasted for roughly two-and-a-half hours.
“I welcome this sentencing and hope it provides the sufferer some measure of closure. I want to thank the sufferer for her bravery in supporting our investigation and figuring out Grewal as her attacker,” mentioned Detective Constable Mark Palmer, who led the investigation.
“I additionally hope it encourages any victims of sexual assault, to return ahead and belief that officers will deal with crimes of this nature respectfully and significantly whatever the circumstances,” he mentioned.
As soon as he completed bodily attacking the lady, Grewal stole the lady’s cellphone and threatened her once more, this time demanding cash. She handed him money from her purse, however he continued to ransack her room on the lookout for extra money, earlier than fleeing the constructing.
After Grewal left, the lady was capable of name a pal who was outdoors the UK, who in flip contacted the police.
Officers attended the scene and upon arrival discovered Grewal lurking outdoors the tackle. He matched the outline of the suspect and when spoken to, he recognized himself and was detained instantly and brought to a west London police station.
Officers started looking out the world across the constructing the place Grewal was first seen. A knife was recovered which he denied was his. Forensic examination recognized the weapon because the one used through the assault.
Officers spoke to the lady – who had various accidents – and she or he additionally recognized Grewal as her attacker. She was supported by specifically educated officers from the Metropolitan Police’s West Space Safeguarding Crew all through the investigation.
Detectives from the Met’s Hounslow’s Safeguarding Crew launched an instantaneous investigation the place forensics have been analysed and CCTV footage was seized and Grewal was charged with rape and aggravated housebreaking on April 29. He was convicted of the fees in August and sentenced this week.