Man who imprisoned a woman for four days while he beat and raped her jailed for 22 years

A man has been jailed after holding a woman prisoner in his house for four days, denying her food and water and beating and raping her.

Abdul Awil, 29, of Rainville Road, Fulham, was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court on Friday, December 10 to 22 years’ imprisonment for GBH with intent, false imprisonment and two counts of rape. 

He was also issued with a life-long restraining order.

Awil was found guilty at the same court on Friday, August 23.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to an address in Kensington on Friday, October 2, 2020.

The victim said that Awil had beaten and raped her for a period of four days around September 28 to October 1.

He banned her from eating or drinking and repeatedly assaulted her, leaving her unconscious.

The victim sought refuge at a family member’s house after four days, when her cousin then called an ambulance.

Detective Constable Gemma Harkin, who led the investigation, said: “Awil has, at every turn, denied responsibility for his actions. 

“He took advantage of a vulnerable female, and subjected her to such violence that no human being should ever have to endure.

“The victim has displayed immense courage in coming forward and we hope that she finds some comfort in the sentence which has been handed down.

“I would urge any victims to please talk to us. We have specially trained officers who work closely with partner organisations to provide the right support. 

“Please do not suffer in silence – we are here to help and will do all we can to pursue prosecutions and achieve justice.”

 


 

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