Man sent to prison for attempted rape

A man who attempted to rape a 19-year-old woman has been jailed for four and a half years.

Nathan Ahmed, aged 26, pleaded guilty to attempted rape at Bolton Crown Court despite claiming he did not remember committing the offence because he was drunk.

Ahmed was living at a bail hostel in Tottington Road in Bury when the incident happened on November 29, 2014.

The court heard how the victim and her friend had attended Ahmed’s address to visit another friend having earlier been at a pub.

The four people were talking downstairs when the victim allowed the defendant to kiss her even though she did not want to.

The court heard that the victim’s friend went upstairs with the other male and the victim quickly followed as she didn’t want to be left alone with the defendant.

Prosecuting Michael Knowles said: “The defendant was then knocking on the door demanding to speak to the victim.

“She left the room and he pulled her into his bedroom. He then pushed her on to the bed and removed her leggings and underwear. He was then kissing and touching her and pushed her legs open.

“The defendant asked her if there was something wrong and she told him that she didn’t want to do it and at that point he got on top of her and said ‘please just let me try, I don’t want to hurt you.'”

The victim then managed to push Ahmed off her and went and told her friend that she had been assaulted.

The defendant then threatened to self harm and cut off the electronic tag which he was wearing.

He proceeded to smash up his bedroom and then called the police telling them to come and arrest him.

A statement from the victim said: “My quality of life has been affected and I have had nightmares and have sat in bed crying.”

Alexander Rostron, defending, said: “He concedes what the prosecution is saying without any recollection of the event.

“He has flashbacks of being in a police van but he doesn’t remember anything from the incident.

“He has had a hectic life living from place to place and he hasn’t had much stability in his life.  

“It is a shame that this has happened now when he finally has some stability in his life with his current partner.”

A restraining order was also imposed for five years.