AN EVIL abuser who raped, beat and imprisoned a woman while forcing her to stop eating and drinking for four days has been jailed.
Abdul Awil, 29, subject his vulnerable victim to vile attacks as he kept her locked in a house in Kensington, London.
Abdul Awil has been jailed for 22 years
Cops were called by ambulance crews to an address in the area last year on Friday, October 2.
The victim took officers her partner, Awil, had beaten and raped her for a period of four days, from around September 28 until October 1.
She said that after arriving home from birthday celebrations, Awil attacked her in the house, forcing her into a room.
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 the four days, when her cousin then called an ambulance.
Warped Awil has now been sentenced to 22 years in jail for GBH with intent, false imprisonment and two counts of rape.
He was also issued with a Restraining Order for life.
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 who trusted him, 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.”
HOW YOU CAN GET HELP:
Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:
- Always keep your phone nearby.
- Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
- If you are in danger, call 999.
- Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, reporting abuse without speaking down the phone, instead dialing “55”.
- Always keep some money on you, including change for a pay phone or bus fare.
- If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to go to a lower-risk area of the house – for example, where there is a way out and access to a telephone.
- Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom, or where you might be shut into a cupboard or other small space.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – [email protected]
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