Rapist, 28, is jailed for 15 years after attacking his victim in her home at knifepoint in two-hour ordeal before burgling her home
- Diljeet Grewal, 28, had arranged to meet his victim at her home in north London
- As he opened the door he produced a knife and raped her in two-hour attack
- Jailed for 15 years for rape and aggravated burglary at Isleworth Crown Court
A man who raped a woman at knifepoint before burgling her home has been jailed for 15 years.
Diljeet Grewal, 28, had arranged to meet his victim, a woman in her thirties, at her home in Hillingdon, north west London.
When she opened the door he produced a knife and began raping her, before stealing her phone and money from her handbag.
He threatened her with the knife again, demanding more money, before he had a final search of the house and fled.
The woman contacted a friend who reported the horrific two-and-a-half-hour ordeal to police.
Grewal was found guilty of rape and aggravated burglary and was sentenced to 15 years behind bars at Isleworth Crown Court. Officers attended the scene and found Grewal lurking outside the address. He was detained immediately and taken to a west London police station.
A knife, which Grewal denied was his, was found to be used in the attack after forensic examination.
Police spoke to the woman, who was injured during the attack, before she identified the man as her attacker.
She was supported by specially trained officers from the West Area Safeguarding Team throughout the investigation.
Detectives from Hounslow’s Safeguarding Team launched an immediate investigation where forensics were analysed and CCTV footage was seized.
The chilling clip shows Grewal enter the victim’s property through a communal bike store wearing a hood.
Grewal was charged with rape and aggravated burglary on 29 April, and found guilty on August 3.
A judge at Isleworth Crown Court sentenced Grewal with 15 years’ imprisonment, with a further five years on licence upon release.
Detective Constable Mark Palmer, who led the investigation, said: ‘I welcome this sentencing and hope it gives the victim some measure of closure.
‘I would like to thank the victim for her bravery in supporting our investigation and identifying Grewal as her attacker.
‘I also hope it encourages any victims of sexual assault, to come forward and trust that officers will treat crimes of this nature respectfully and seriously regardless of the circumstances.’