The horrifying ordeal a 49-year-old woman from Harrow had to endure has been revealed in sickening footage released by Met Police.
Aaron Murphy, 21, confronted his victim, picked her up and literally dragged her away before raping her twice and intending to kill her, something that he was said to be smirking about in court.
Murphy was found hiding in a fire escape in Harrow town centre in the early hours of May 21 earlier this year. In shocking CCTV footage, you can see her being carried to a nearby underground car park before being raped.
Murphy was on bail for the sexual assault of a 51-year-old woman at the time of the attack. He has previously pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and one count of attempted murder at the Central Criminal Court following the attack in May.
Detective Sergeant Michael Daly said: “Murphy is clearly a very dangerous individual and prison is the only place for him. When describing to officers his sick behaviour, he was callous and uncaring, unbothered by the devastation and ordeal he has just caused.
“The judge recognised the dangerousness of Murphy by sentencing him to life imprisonment and commented that no other sentence would adequately protect the public.
“I commend the members of the public who helped us quickly identify and locate the suspect and the investigation team for their excellent work, which has also been recognised by the judge.
“Although the victim is still recovering from her physical injuries, she will have to live the rest of her life with the trauma of what happened that night. Despite this, she has been extremely brave throughout the investigation, and I hope that knowing he is behind bars will give her some comfort.”
To see the footage please click here.
(Source and all images credit: Met Police)