A bisexual asylum seeker from Algeria has been jailed for seven years and ten months after pleading guilty to charges of rape.
Elhadi Sakhri, 42, targeted men in the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village on Canal Street.
Manchester Crown Court heard Sakhri, a taxi driver, won indefinite leave to remain in Britain nine years ago after complaining that he faced persecution in Algeria because of his sexuality.
Now, after admitting two charges of rape, Sakhri, of Thorn Court, Pendleton, Salford, has been jailed for seven years and ten months.
He is expected to be deported on release because of the seriousness of his crimes.