Terrorised woman escaped after 10-day ordeal of rape and violence

A man who subjected a terrified woman to a horrific campaign of physical and emotional abuse has been convicted of a multitude of offences for violence and rape.

Nam Nguyen, 26 took control of the woman’s life over a 10-day period in September 2023 and held her captive inside a flat in Tulse Hill.

She managed to escape after jumping from a window, before running to a nearby care home where she was found with extensive injuries to her face and body. She had been raped and repeatedly attacked.

Officers were called and began an investigation. Nguyen was identified as the suspect and arrested nearby a short time later.

The victim spoke at length to officers about the horrific abuse she had faced, including vicious attacks, one of which resulted in a fracture to her spine.

She said Nguyen also took control of her finances and restrained her to prevent her leaving the flat.

This was vital evidence that was used, along with CCTV and forensic evidence, to convict Nguyen.

He has been convicted of false imprisonment, controlling and coercive behaviour, wounding with intent, threats to kill, grievous bodily harm with intent, rape, actual bodily harm, administering a noxious substance and sexual assault.

Detective Chief Superintendent Seb Adjei-Addoh, policing commander in Lambeth and Southwark, said: “It’s hard to imagine the pain and suffering this woman went through and I am pleased the man responsible for these awful crimes has been brought to justice.

“This is some of the worst offending our detectives have ever seen and I do not underestimate the impact having to speak at length about this has had on the victim. We will continue to support her in any way we can.

“This has been an incredibly complex investigation and I hope this outcome demonstrates how the Met is committed to tackling violence against women and girls. We will continue to ensure dangerous and predatory men face the consequences of their actions.”

Nguyen, of no fixed address, was found guilty of the following offences at Inner London Crown Court on Monday. He will be sentenced at Inner London Crown Court on Friday, May 24.

Anyone experiencing domestic abuse should come forward and report it to the police. Specially trained officers will be able to support you. Report information online or call 999 in an emergency.

You can also contact the National Domestic Abuse helpline on 0808 2000 247.

Pictured top: Nam Nguyen (Picture: The Met)



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