Dylan Collins has been jailed after he raped a woman before driving over her as he escaped
A 20-year-old has been jailed for eight years after he raped a woman and then ran her over with his car in a ‘violent’ and ‘horrendous’ attack.
Dylan Collins picked up the woman then drove to a train station car park, however she became concerned and tried to leave.
Collins then launched an assault on her by punching her in the face and biting her neck before raping her.
The woman’s screams were heard by a passer-by who ran to help at the station in Southampton, Hants, before calling police.
As he fled the scene Collins reversed over the victim’s legs with his car.
As police chased after him, he abandoned his vehicle at a junction and fled on foot but was captured by officers.
Collins, of Southampton, was convicted of rape and assault occasioning actual bodily harm following a trial at Southampton Crown Court.
Collins drove his victim to a train station in Southampton before launching a vicious assault, punching her in the face and biting her neck
A passer-by heard the woman’s screams and ran over to help. As he fled the scene, Collins reversed over his victim’s legs
He admitted dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen of breath.
He was sentenced to eight years imprisonment, ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for life and was banned from driving for two years.
Detective sergeant Neil Black, of Hampshire Constabulary, said: ‘This was a horrendous incident in which the effects of Collins’ actions will remain forever with the woman that he assaulted.
‘The sentence handed down by the judge reflects how dreadful and shocking the incident was.
As police chased after him, he abandoned his vehicle at a junction and fled on foot but was captured by officers
Collins was sentenced to eight years imprisonment, ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for life and was banned from driving for two years
‘Thankfully for the woman, a member of the public came to her rescue, helped her and also reported Collins to the police.
‘I’d like to say thank you to that person for coming forward and giving us the best chance we could have had to catch Collins and bring him to justice..’
Detective superintendent Gary Richardson said: ‘This was a violent assault and a number of specially trained officers are now providing support to the victim.
‘Serious sexual assaults such as this are very rare. However, when they do occur we will stop at nothing to identify and prosecute offenders.’
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