Ipswich rapist found guilty 20 years on

AN Ipswich rapist was finally convicted today 20 years after subjecting a 17-year-old girl to a horrific attack,

AN Ipswich rapist was finally convicted today - 20 years after subjecting a 17-year-old girl to a horrific attack,

Phil Collins, of Dickens Road, buried his head in his hands when the jury brought in a unanimous guilty verdict at Ipswich Crown Court shortly before 1pm.

The 50-year-old attacked the teenager in Gippeswyk Park in Ipswich on January 14, 1990.

He was arrested last year after advances in DNA technology identified Collins as the man responsible.


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Collins had denied a charge of rape along with two charges each of indecent assault and buggery.

This afternoon he was sentenced to a total of 46 years in jail but will only serve ten as all the sentences were concurrent.

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Collins was handed two ten-year sentences for the buggery charges, a further ten years for rape and eight years each for indecent assault.

He will be eligible for parole in five years. Judge David Goodin described the attack as a “wicked crime.”

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