Man given eight year sentence for raping a woman in Lewisham

A man has been jailed for eight years after raping a woman and attacking another woman in Lewisham.

Michael Nwachukwu, 29, of Canadian Avenue in Catford, was jailed at Woolwich Crown Court on November 15 after being found guilty for two counts of rape and two counts of actual bodily harm.

The court heard that Nwachukwu raped a woman aged in her 20s, in Winslade Way in Catford, around 10.15pm on October 15 2018, just after he had attacked her friend with a glass bottle.

On the day of the attack, the two women went to an alleyway to meet with Nwachukwu. One of them had met Nwachukwu a few days before.

On arrival, Nwachukwu was described as acting strangely and he suddenly, without warning, attacked one of the women with a glass bottle, striking her on the head.

She ran away from the scene and called police.

In the meantime, Nwachukwu attacked the other woman with the same glass bottle and punched her around the head and face. He then raped her.

Officers arrived at the scene and immediately detained Nwachukwu.

Both women were taken by the London Ambulance Service to a south London hospital.

Detective Constable Dean Young, of the South East Safeguarding Unit, said: “Nwachukwu is a predatory and dangerous man and I am glad he will now spend a considerable amount of time in jail.

“I would like to praise the women for their courage in both reporting this to police and supporting this prosecution. I can only hope that Nwachukwu’s conviction and sentencing brings some closure to both women.”

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