Man jailed for attempted rape

James David Taylor Credit: Lincolnshire Police

A man has been jailed for eight years for the attempted rape of a woman in Sleaford.

James David Taylor, 26, from Grantham was sentenced for attempted rape, robbery and threats to kill at Lincoln Crown Court today.

He approached his 20-year-old victim in Lincoln Road, Sleaford in May as she walked over a bridge. He tried to rape her, stole cash from her and threatened to kill her.

Det Sgt Tim Wilkinson said: “This is a significant sentence and we hope it enables the victim to move forward with her life. We also hope it sends out a clear message to offenders in the county. You will be arrested and put before the courts.”