A man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for raping a woman in Sheffield.
After a week long trial David Vieira Lopez, of Homestead Road, was found guilty by a jury at Sheffield Crown Court. The 28 year old was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for Life.
The court heard how Lopez attacked the 36-year-old woman in the Wilson Street area of the city. He threatened to stab her before raping her and walking away.
The woman - who cannot be named for legal reasons - managed to call 999 during the attack, which happened in June last year. Officers were able to secure DNA evidence at the scene that tied Lopez to the crime.