Rapist from West Ham jailed for terrifying attacks
A West Ham man was jailed for a total of 11 years for the terrifying double rape of woman.
Gary Lyons was masked and gloved, when he kidnapped his victim as she was making her way home from work.
He dragged her into an alleyway and forced her to the ground. He raped her and then forced her home, where he raped her again and sexually assaulted her. She managed to escape and alert her flatmate, them both barricading themselves into another room whilst he stole from them.
At Snaresbrook Crown Court, Lyons, of Manor Road, was convicted of two counts of rape, assault by penetration, kidnapping, false imprisonment and theft. Lawyers praised the courage of the victim.
Lyons, of Manor Road, denied the attack, but was identified from his height and clothing as seen on the CCTV of him following the victim, DNA on a glove he left at the house and cell site analysis placing him at the scene as well as evidence that he was in possession of the victim’s mobile phone.
After the case CPS London reviewing lawyer Annmarie Cattell paid testament to “the courage of the victim” and her hopes “she can take some comfort in this man being brought to justice.”
His name will be on the sex offenders register for life.
- 1 Canning Town fire 'involving freezer' prompts safety warnings
- 2 Newham primary schools top national league tables
- 3 Boris Johnson tells people to work from home as covid 'Plan B' confirmed
- 4 £1m Newham lottery ticket winner finally claims their jackpot prize
- 5 'Strict licensing laws and pandemic to blame for Newham exodus,' letting agent claims
- 6 O's boss Jackett heaps praise on entire side not just Drinan and Smith
- 7 Service users overcharged total of £5m by council accounting 'screw up'
- 8 Festive events and family days out in east London this weekend
- 9 Man jailed for rape after attacking woman walking back from Canning Town
- 10 'Extremely violent' Forest Gate robbery filmed by onlookers