Nurse tells court of rape ordeal

A STUDENT nurse broke down in tears as she described how she was raped by two men after getting into a car she thought was a taxi.The 22-year-old woman was taken to an isolated spot on the outskirts of Ipswich where she was held down in the back seat of the car and raped by two men while a third looked on, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

A STUDENT nurse broke down in tears as she described how she was raped by two men after getting into a car she thought was a taxi.

The 22-year-old woman was taken to an isolated spot on the outskirts of Ipswich where she was held down in the back seat of the car and raped by two men while a third looked on, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

The woman recalled that during the attack the men were laughing and joking as if they were getting a kick out of what they were doing.

Her ordeal came to an end when she was sick in the car and was driven back into Ipswich and pushed out into the road.


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Residents of nearby houses heard the woman shouting for help and crying hysterically and the police were called.

Before the court is Mohanid Alobaydi, 38, of Bulstrode Road, Ipswich, who has denied two offences of raping the woman with 32-year-old Mohammed Alansari of Spring Road, Ipswich, in March.

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Simon Spence, prosecuting, told the jury that they were not trying Alansari and asked them not to speculate about why he wasn't in court.

He said that the prosecution case was that Alobaydi and Alansari were acting together when they raped the woman.

Outlining the background to the incident, Mr Spence said that on March 30, the student had gone out during the afternoon with some friends in Ipswich town centre. She had consumed alcohol in the Cricketers pub, Yates wine bar and at a friends house before going to the Fire and Ice bar in Tacket Street, Ipswich.

During the evening, the woman had a row with one of her friends and had left the bar on her own and walked towards a taxi rank in Upper Orwell Street.

She had gone into Kings Kebabs and spoke to two men and the next thing she remembered was getting into a car that she believed to be a taxi said Mr Spence.

The car was being driven by Alobaydi and an unknown male was sitting in the front passenger seat. During the journey the car stopped and picked up Alansari who got into the back of the vehicle with the woman.

The car had then driven in an out of town direction along Tuddenham Road before stopping at an isolated spot.

Alansari had then allegedly taken hold of the woman's legs and pulled down her trousers and underwear while Alobaydi allegedly leant through the other rear door of the car and held her down by her shoulders.

“The woman said 'what are you doing, get off' and made it clear that she didn't want them to do anything to her,” said Mr Spence.

However, the men ignored her protests and Alansari allegedly raped the woman vaginally and Alobaydi raped her by forcing his penis into her mouth.

While this was going on, the third man watched what was going on from the front seat of the car. “The woman recalls all three men laughing and joking as if they got a kick out of what they were doing”, said Mr Spence.

As a result of the amount she had to drink, the woman had then been sick in the back of the car and the attack had come to an end.

Alobaydi drove back into Ipswich and stopped the car near Samuel Court. There the woman was pushed out into the road and suffered injuries, including cuts to her mouth, hands and knees.

Residents of Samuel Court heard shouting and screaming at about 12.15am and called the police after finding the woman crying hysterically in the street.

Mr Spence said at the time of the attack, Alobaydi owned a silver L registration Hyundai which was known to be used as an unofficial, unlicensed taxi.

Twenty minutes after the woman was let out of the vehicle, a taxi driver saw two men appearing to clear out a silver saloon in the area of Upper Orwell Street.

A blood sample taken from the woman during an examination by a doctor showed that she had consumed enough alcohol to have made her more than three times over the legal limit for drinking and driving.

After his arrest, Alobaydi told police that the woman had come into Kings Kebabs while he was at work there.

He said she had got into his car voluntarily and everything that had taken place in the back seat had been at her instigation and with her consent.

He said that after returning to Ipswich, the woman had asked him to stop the car and had got out.

He said she had not appeared distressed in any way.

Giving evidence yesterday, the woman said she had done nothing to make the men in the car think that she found them attractive or that she wanted to have sex with them.

The trial continues today .

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