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Man who attacked two women in one night jailed

05 Aug 2017 08:00 AM

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A rapist who attacked two women in one night has been jailed. 

In 2015, in the early hours of December 20, Derek Mutambuka, who is 19 and from Lough Court in Gateshead, grabbed a woman and tried to touch her inappropriately. She managed to break free and get to safety.

Less than ten minutes later Mutambuka went on to rape a woman near St Marks Church in the city.

Yesterday (Friday), he was sentenced to nine years after being found guilty of rape and sexual assault. 
Detective Chief Inspector Phil Bond said: "Mutambuka is very clearly a dangerous individual and I'm pleased he is in prison where he cannot cause further harm.

"I would like to praise the bravery of both victims for coming forward in these cases. The strength and courage of victims in incidents such as this can never be underestimated and ensuring they have the support they need is an absolute priority for us.”

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