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CCTV used to identify attacker

CCTV help police identify Khalid Abdullah. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police.

Detectives identified a sex attacker by trawling through CCTV images.

Khalid Abdullah, 35, of Towler Street in Peterborough, was today jailed for eight years.

The Sudanese national had threatened his victim with a weapon before dragging her to an alleyway where he pushed her against a building and tried to rape her.

He then apologised and offered the woman his mobile phone to call police before she escaped.

CCTV. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police.

Sex attacker apologised to victim, court told

A sex attacker who tried to rape a woman as she walked to work in Peterborough, apologised to her and offered her his phone to call police.

Detectives said the victim, who had not been living in the UK for long, managed to escape and later reported the attempted rape to a charity.

Today, Khalid Abdullah, 35, of Towler Street in Peterborough, was jailed for eight years.

Det Sgt Amerjit Singh is from Cambridgeshire Police.

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Man jailed for eight years for attempted rape

A sex attacker who told his victim "I want to kill all women" - before apologising and offering her his phone to call police - has been jailed for eight years.

Sudanese national Khalid Abdullah tried to rape the woman while she was walking to work along Star Road, Peterborough, on April 13.

He threatened her with a weapon before dragging her to an alleyway and pushing her against a building.

Abdullah then apologised and even offered the victim his phone to call police before she escaped.

Detectives from Cambridgeshire Police trawled CCTV and identified Abdullah. He was arrested the following day and charged.

Abdullah was sentenced at Peterborough Crown Court today.