Rainville Road Man Jailed for Abusing Woman

Imprisoned her for four days and while raping and starving her

Abdul Awil jailed for 22 years
Abdul Awil jailed for 22 years

A 29-year-old man has been jailed for 22 year after being found guilty of GBH, false imprisonment and two counts of rape.

Abdul Awil, of Rainville Road which is on the border of Fulham and Hammersmith, was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court having been found guilty at the same court on Friday, 23 August.

It emerged during the trial that the female victim had returned from birthday celebrations to find Awil waiting for her. He then proceeded to force her into a room and beat and rape her keeping her imprisoned for around four days around the dates of 28 September and 1 October. During that time he banned her from eating or drinking and repeatedly assaulted her, leaving her unconscious.

Eventually she managed to get away and found refuge at a family member’s house in Kensington on Friday 2 October, then 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 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.”

Awil was also issued with a Restraining Order for life.

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December 15, 2021