A waiter has been sentenced to 23 years for raping a woman in Majorca, just days after she arrived on the island to work in a bar. The attack on Cheryl Maddison from County Durham only ended when she pretended to be dead.
Mohamed Fadel El Anssari was sentenced to 11 years for sexual assault and another 12 years for attempted murder.
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A north-east contingent start their three-day journey from York Minster to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on July 28th.
The troops will serve as engineers in the country, which has been ravaged by conflict, famine and disease in recent years.
The 23-year old makes the move to St. James’ Park from Atlético Madrid for an undisclosed fee.