A takeaway delivery driver in the UK has been found guilty of raping a woman he lured into his car before carrying out the horrific attack.
52-year-old Naiem Malik Suleman offered the 22-year-old woman a lift in his car after she had split up from her friends on a night out on January 19, 2019. But instead of taking her home, the court heard that he raped her.
Later, when she arrived home following the attack in Coventry, she had on a jacket bearing the logo of the delivery firm Suleman worked for. She also had bruising around her neck and scrapes and scratches on her, Warwick Crown Court heard.
Suleman, of no fixed address, denied the charge but forensic evidence from her clothes linked him to the rape and he was convicted at Warwick Crown Court.
DC Becci Jones, from the force’s Public Protection Unit, said: “It saddens us that throughout this case Suleman denied raping the woman – meaning she also had to endure a court trial.
“But with the support of our specially trained officers she remained strong and resilient and with her help we have now secured his conviction. We hope that this will bring her some comfort and wish her well for the future.”
Suleman remains remanded in custody for sentencing in January 2021.