Homeless man attacked woman in Tillery Park

PUBLISHED: 16:33 11 January 2017 | UPDATED: 17:05 11 January 2017

Linus Zukauskas. Picture: CAMBRIDGESHIRE POLICE

Linus Zukauskas. Picture: CAMBRIDGESHIRE POLICE

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Linus Zukauskas, 27, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment at Peterborough Crown Court today after previously pleading guilty to rape and theft.

The incident happened on the evening of October 21 last year when the victim, a woman in her 40’s, contacted Zukauskas to see if he wanted to go for a drink.

The pair met in the centre of Wisbech and bought some alcohol before Zukauskas suggested they go and sit in Tillery Park as it was dark and they wouldn’t be seen on CCTV drinking.

The victim reluctantly agreed and as the evening went on Zukauskas proceeded to hold her down and rape her. He then left the park with her handbag.

The woman ran home and told her partner what had happened and they called police. She underwent a medical examination which officers were able to use to link Zukauskas to the incident.

Det Con Faye Bussey said: “This was a nasty attack on a vulnerable woman. It took a great deal of courage for her to come forward and report it.

“This has been a lengthy and complicated case but justice has now been done and I hope this will provide some comfort to the victim.”

Zukauskas was also put on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

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