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Sunday, August 23, 2015
Man who viciously raped woman had been spared jail for abducting schoolgirl months earlier
Hamid Zaman, 35, of Longsight, raped his latest victim twice at Boggart Hole Clough in Blackley, beating her with such ferocity that a witness told court he thought she was being murdered.
A university dropout subjected a woman to a savage sex attack - months after being spared jail for abducting a schoolgirl.
Hamid Zaman, 35, raped his latest victim twice in woodland. During an early morning attack lasting an hour-and-a-half, he beat her with such ferocity that a witness told court he thought she was being murdered.
Cocaine-crazed Zaman was in such a frenzy arriving police had to Taser him.
At the time of the attack the former Kent University law student, of Dickenson Road, Longsight, was subject to a three-year community order which required him to attend a sex offenders’ treatment programme.
That sentence followed his 2013 conviction for abduction, after he lured a 14-year-old girl to his home. He has another conviction for spitting in a woman’s face after making a lewd remark to her.
Hulking Zaman has now been jailed for 12 years after brutally attacking a young woman atBoggart Hole Clough, Blackley. He was found guilty of rape and GBH with intent at an earlier trial.
Grabbing hold of her in the woods, he told the woman ‘don’t p*** me off - I’m not a nice person’, before pulling her to the ground.
He then throttled and raped her, before dragging her down a hill, beating her about the head and face, and raping her again as she tried to fight him off.
During her ordeal Zaman snorted cocaine from the woman’s bare chest, showed her indecent images that appeared to depict underage girls, jabbed a broken bottle at her neck, hit her in the face with a brick, stamped on her head, forced her head into a hole in the ground and threatened to bury her alive.
Witnesses who heard her cries told police they saw Zaman - naked from the waist down - hitting her with a branch, threatening her with a knife, and hitting her about the head with a bottle.
Appealing successfully to the judge not to brand Zaman a ‘dangerous offender’ - which would make harder for him to get parole - Iain Johnstone, defending, said: “There doesn’t appear to be a pattern of offending and there doesn’t appear to be a substantial risk of serious harm to the degree required in the legislation.”
Sending down Zaman and making an order barring him from going near the victim, Judge Robert Brown at Manchester Crown Court said he’d caused ‘physical and psychological harm’ to the victim, who is now fighting depression.