Saturday, 23 March 2013

Pensioner fought off attacker who tried to rape her in her home

A judge has praised a pensioner for fighting off an attacker who tried to rape her in her home.

Abraham NhliziyoJudge Simon Hammond spoke of the victim's "courage, tenacity and presence of mind" as he yesterday jailed Abraham Nhliziyo for 10 years over the attempted rape.

Judge Hammond said: "He didn't desist because he wanted to – but only because she fought like a tigress for her honour."

The woman, who is in her 70s, had gone to investigate a noise outside her Thurnby Lodge home in the early hours of September 15 last year.


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