Friday, 2 March 2012

Muslim Men Jailed For Preston Rape

Same Old Faces 

TWO men have been given indeterminate jail sentences for raping a woman in Preston.

Rezgar Sharif Nouri, 27, of Waltons Parade, Preston, and Mohammed Ibrahim, 23, of Aeroville, London, were both told they must serve a minmum of six years in prison.

Both men had each pleaded guilty to two counts of rape at Preston Crown Court on 24 November 2011.

At around 4am on 26 June 2011, the pair raped a 23-year-old woman at Nouri’s home address on Walton Parade.

Both initially denied the offences but after officers provided CCTV footage and forensic evidence which corroborated with the victim’s account, they changed their plea to guilty.

Det Sgt Chris McCreadie of Preston CID said: “This was an extremely traumatic incident for the victim and, although it will have an impact on her for the rest of her life, I hope that the sentencing of these two men provides some closure for her.

“The victim was provided with support from specialist officers on our rape team throughout the investigation. We are committed to providing support to victims of sexual offences and we will continue to do all we can bring offenders to justice.”

Inquiries continue to trace a third man who police want to speak to in connection with the incident.

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