August 2021

Man admits raping woman in Cardiff’s Bute Park

Tyler Higgins, 20, has pleaded guilty to two counts of raping a woman in Bute Park, Cardiff

A teenager has pleaded guilty to raping a woman following a sexual assault in a Cardiff park.

Tyler Higgins, now 20, was 19 years old when he was arrested on suspicion of rape following an attack at Bute Park on July 15.

Police cordoned off the park after receiving reports of the assault, which occurred in the early hours of the morning.

The cordon was in place in opposite the Pettigrew Tea Room at the Castle West Lodge entrance to the park in Castle Street.

Appearing at Cardiff Crown Court on Monday the defendant, also known as Zack Higgins, appeared via videolink and entered guilty pleas to two counts of rape in respect of one victim.

Higgins, of Brithdir Street, Cathays, was remanded in custody until sentencing on September 2.