Perivale Park Rapist Jailed for At Least Ten Years

Aqil Ali of Greenford attacked a woman on her way to work this March


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A man from Greenford who subjected a woman to a two hour ordeal in a Perivale Park when he repeatedly raped her has been sentenced to a minimum of ten years in jail.

Thirty-one-year old Aqil Ali of Mornington Road, Greenford received a life sentence this Wednesday (12 October) with a requirement that he serve at least ten years. He had been found guilty on 7 September following a six-day-trial at Isleworth Crown Court.

Ali was also placed on the sex offenders register for life and, due to the seriousness of his crimes, His Honour Judge McGregor-Johnson ordered that Ali remain on licence for the rest of his life.

He was convicted of multiple sexual offences including two counts of rape and one of kidnapping after he subjected a woman to a two hour sex attack in a park during broad daylight.

Ali targeted the victim, a woman aged in her forties, on her way to work on the morning of Saturday, 5 March. He approached her near the Costons Lane entrance and asked if she had a cigarette; when she said she did not smoke he launched the assault. He dragged her into a secluded spot in Perivale Park and brutally attacked her. Ali then stole her money and fled the scene.

The victim, despite being injured and very distressed, managed to raise the alarm at a nearby shop.

The police investigating discovered CCTV footage of Ali entering and leaving the park in which he had deliberately obscured his face but he was traced through a DNA match and, on 7 March, he was arrested at his home address. He was charged as above the following day.

Detective Inspector Neil John of the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said, "I must firstly express my thanks and admiration for the victim. Despite all that she has endured she has had the courage to give evidence that has seen her attacker brought to justice.

"Be in no doubt, this was a truly horrific crime. Ali was brutal and vicious, and carried out a sustained attack on a woman who was innocently making her way to work.

"I am both pleased and relieved that he has been convicted and that he will now be made to face the consequences of his own cruelty and depravity."


October 12, 2016

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