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Man who raped and unleashed ‘frenzied attack’ on woman in south London is jailed


A person who raped, savagely assaulted and threatened to kill a woman has been jailed for 11 years.

Russell Stowell, 41, of Rivers Gardens in Carshalton, has been discovered responsible of all 4 fees introduced towards him – rape, grievous bodily hurt with intent, wounding with intent and making threats to kill.

He pleaded not responsible to all counts, however was convicted of the offences following a trial at Croydon Crown Court on December 17, 2020.

On Thursday (May 13) he was sentenced to a complete of 11 years’ imprisonment, with an prolonged licence of 4 years.

In the early hours of June 1, 2020, the court docket heard police acquired a name from the London Ambulance Service (LAS) concerning a woman who had been discovered with severe accidents at an handle in south London.

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According to Met Police, between the hours of 11pm and 12.26am Stowell had subjected the woman to a brutal and sustained assault, raping her whereas making threats to kill.

Despite the woman’s repeated pleas for him to cease, Stowell continued to hold out “a frenzied assault”, Met Police say, utilizing such pressure that the sufferer misplaced consciousness a number of occasions.

The woman sustained vital facial accidents.

While officers had been acquiring an announcement from her on the hospital, police acquired a name from an off responsibility police officer concerning a person seen smashing a automotive window at an handle in south London.

Officers attended the placement the place they discovered a person in “a extremely aggravated state”, coated in blood. When requested, he instructed officers his title was Russell Stowell.

When arrested on June 1, Stowell additionally subjected arresting officers to a torrent of abuse.

Courage of sufferer praised

Detective Sergeant Laura Thomas, from the Met’s South Area Public Protection Unit, mentioned: “Firstly, I’d wish to reward the braveness of the sufferer. Without her continued belief and help this case might have had a really completely different end result.

“I might additionally wish to reward the swift response of the preliminary attending officers, the braveness of the off-duty police officer and the onerous work of the whole investigation crew and accomplice companies.

“Although the sentence won’t ever take away the trauma the sufferer has confronted, we hope that this sentence exhibits that we don’t tolerate perpetrators of violence towards ladies. We are right here to help victims and work with our accomplice companies to safeguard them.”

The sufferer continues to be supported by specially-trained officers.