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'A very serious danger to the public': Rapist jailed over three-hour crime spree

Jake Killick, from Thetford Credit: Norfolk police

A 23-year-old man described as "a very serious danger to the public” has been jailed for life following a three-hour crime spree in Norwich where he committed rape and a number of robberies.

Jake Killock, from Thetford, was handed a life sentence with a minimum term of 11 years after being convicted of the string of attacks and robbing three men.

In January, he was found guilty of the following:

  • Six counts of rape
  • Two counts of sexual assault
  • One count of assault by penetration
  • One count of false imprisonment
  • One count of committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual offence
  • Three counts of robbery
The map of crimes that Killick carried out Credit: Norfolk police

The sequence of crimes that Killick carried out between 4.30am and 7.38am on Thursday 30 March 2017:

  • 4.35am - A woman reported being sexually assaulted on Riverside Road
  • 6.08 - 6.30am - The second call came from a woman who reported that she had been assaulted and raped multiple times in the area near to Ten Bell Court.
  • 6.50am - A woman reported being sexually assaulted near to Castle Meadow.
  • 7am - Police received a call from a woman who said she had been grabbed and assaulted by a man in the underpass on St Stephens. She suffered minor facial injuries
  • 7.16am - A man reported being robbed of his phone on Theatre Street.
  • 7.25am - Unknown person seen on CCTV robbed of mobile phone at Norwich Bus Station.
  • 7.35am - The final call came in after a man had been robbed of his wallet in London Street.

He was described as "very dangerous" by Judge Stephen Holt after being found guilty at Norwich Crown Court.

Detective Inspector Chris Burgess, from Norwich CID, said: "Killick went on a horrid crime spree which significantly impacted on the lives of his victims. I would like to commend them on their bravery and commitment in achieving this conviction.

"These horrendous crimes will undoubtedly stay with them for a long time and I hope today's sentence offers them a form of closure in what has been a very difficult time.

"I've never seen a series of crimes, so serious in nature, committed in such a short space of time. Killick's actions on that day are inexcusable and the public should feel safer now he is behind bars.

"This case shows how the community, including businesses, can come together to bring violent offenders to justice, and I would like to thank them for their help in securing a positive outcome.”