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Rapist beat woman unconscious in ‘frenzied and brutal’ 90-minute attack despite her ‘pleading with him to stop’


A rapist who subjected a woman to a “frenzied and brutal” in South London has been jailed for greater than a decade.

Russell Stowell, aged 41, of River Gardens, Sutton, left the woman with “vital facial accidents”, police mentioned, as he carried out a “frenzied” assault.

Stowell denied all the costs in opposition to him – however in December, following a trial, he was discovered responsible of rape, grievous bodily hurt with intent, wounding with intent and making threats to kill, and now he has been sentenced.

The court docket heard that on June 1, 2020, at simply earlier than half previous midnight, police obtained a name from the London Ambulance Service relating to a woman who had been discovered with severe accidents at an tackle in Carshalton.

The Metropolitan Police mentioned: “It was established that Stowell had subjected the woman to a brutal and sustained attack, raping her whereas making threats to kill.

“Despite the woman’s repeated pleas for him to cease, Stowell continued to perform a frenzied attack, utilizing such drive that the sufferer misplaced consciousness a number of instances.

“The woman sustained vital facial accidents because of the acute violence inflicted by Stowell.”

The drive added that, an announcement was being taken from the sufferer in hospital, police obtained a name from an off-duty officer relating to a person seen smashing a automobile window on The Causeway, Carshalton.

“Officers attended the placement the place they discovered a male in a extremely aggravated state, lined in blood,” the Metropolitan Police mentioned.

“When requested, the male instructed officers his title was Russell Stowell.”

Stowell directed a “torrent of abuse” at officers when he was arrested.

He was sentenced to a complete of 11 years in jail, with an prolonged licence interval of 4 years. The sufferer continues to be supported by specially-trained officers.

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Detective Sergeant Laura Thomas, from the Met’s south space public safety unit, mentioned: “Firstly, I’d like to reward the braveness of the sufferer. Without her continued belief and assist this case could have had a really completely different consequence.

“I’d additionally like to reward the swift response of the preliminary attending officers, the braveness of the off-duty police officer and the arduous work of your complete investigation crew and associate businesses.

“Although the sentence won’t ever take away the trauma the sufferer has confronted, we hope this sentence reveals that we don’t tolerate perpetrators of violence in opposition to girls, we’re right here to assist victims and work with our associate businesses to safeguard them.”