April 14, 2024

The defendant, who was sentenced to 18 years in jail and one other 5 years on prolonged licence, had been discovered responsible of kidnap, tried rape and assault by penetration on the similar courtroom on Jun 2. Head, who nonetheless denies the offences, shouted that he was “not responsible of something” when the decision was learn out.

The courtroom was advised that police investigating the tried rape of a girl in Brighton in August 2022 have been alerted to a different intercourse assault in November. A lady in her late teenagers was dragged into bushes by Head within the early hours of Aug 19.

He tried to rape her after giving her a raise from Brighton to the park. He fled when her cellphone rang, the jury was advised.

On Nov 18, 2022, a girl in her 20s reported waking up in a car which she believed to be a taxi to discover a man sexually assaulting her. She managed to flee after kicking Head within the groin.

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She referred to as police at round 3am and was capable of bear in mind three digits of the quantity plate of his silver Mercedes property.

Defending Head, Francesca Levett stated he was a vibrant, energetic, household man who had severe long-term well being issues. Head has recurrent meningitis and an inoperable mind aneurysm, she stated.

Det Con Elliott Lander from the Surrey and Sussex main crime crew stated: “Graham Head is a predatory offender who gained the belief of those victims by posing as a taxi driver, solely to benefit from weak ladies in probably the most abhorrent methods.

“The objects present in his automobile present the callous, premeditated nature of his crimes as he moved via Brighton and Hove in search of potential victims.

“Because of the fast pondering and bravado of those two ladies, we have been shortly capable of join Head to each incidents and produce him to justice. I wish to thank them each for his or her assist throughout this investigation.

“With out them, this harmful particular person may nonetheless be at giant. As an alternative, he has been dropped at justice and the streets of Brighton and Hove are safer consequently.

“We consider Head could have additional victims who haven’t but come ahead.”

Anybody with extra data is requested to contact police on-line or by way of 101, quoting Operation Cooper.