Predator who raped woman in Yorkshire cemetery and tried to rape second victim jailed at Hull Crown Court

Al-Noor Ishaq has been jailed at Hull Crown Court
Al-Noor Ishaq has been jailed at Hull Crown Court

A predator who raped one woman and attempted to rape another in a cemetery has been jailed for 16 years.

Ishaq Al-Noor raped one woman and attempted to rape another in the cemetery on Spring Bank in June and November 2017.

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He was sentenced to 16 years behind bars at Hull Crown Court. He will serve at least 10 years of the sentence before he can apply for parole and he will remain on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

Humberside Police Detective Chief Inspector Craig Nicholson said: "The victims in this case have shown immense bravery in coming forward to report these offences to us.

“The accounts of their traumatic experiences and evidence gathered enabled us to build a strong case against Ishaq Al-Noor.

"His earlier admission of guilt meant the victims did not have to relive their dreadful ordeals before a jury.

"This will never lessen the damage this predatory sex offender has inflicted upon them and their victim impact statements in court have provided the lasting damage he has caused to his victims and their families.

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“Ishaq Al-Noor will now face 16 years in prison and no longer pose a risk to the public.

"We again commend the victims for their courage in coming forward and offer our assurance to anyone reporting a sexual offence that they will be treated with respect and empathy and we will do everything in our powers to bring such abhorrent criminals to justice.”