Man guilty of raping teen after night out

Police tape
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A RAPIST is facing jail after snatching a teenager from a Doncaster street and attacking her after a night out.

Hafedh Abdullah, 31, appeared at Doncaster Crown Court after he was arrested in July following the rape of the woman, who was 19 at the time, in Beckett Road, Wheatley.

He was found guilty of the offence.

Speaking after the hearing Det Cons Kath Coulter said: “I am really pleased with this result. The woman involved in this case is obviously extremely distressed about the incident and will no doubt take some considerable time to be able to move on with her life.

“I am happy we have been able to get the result she deserves.”

Abdullah, of Beckett Road, Wheatley, will be sentenced at a later date which has yet to be fixed.

The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons was followed for a short distance before being grabbed from behind near the One Stop Shop and dragged into a nearby house where she was sexually assaulted.

She managed to escape from the property and called officers.

The attack on April 16 this year added to police concerns about women walking home alone at night.

Detectives conducting inquiries into the incident that happened in the early hours of a Sunday repeated warnings that women should get taxis home or stay in groups after a night out following the incident.

The attack was the second reported rape in Doncaster in the space of four weeks.

Detectives are still hunting a man who attacked a 25-year-old woman in broad daylight on the Roman Ridge footpath in Scawsby on March 22.

The woman was walking along the bridleway that leads to Green Lane, along the boundary of Rosedale Primary School, when she was approached from behind.

She was pushed to the ground and sexually assaulted.

Her attacker was said to be about 35, of slim to medium build, with blond shaved hair. He has a round face, and distinctive lines cut into his eyebrows.

Anyone with information about the Scawsby attack is asked to contact police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.