Man, 29, who held his girlfriend prisoner for four days as he beat, starved and raped her is jailed for 22 years
A man who beat and raped his partner, once banning her from eating or drinking and imprisoning her in a room, has been jailed for 22 years.
Abdul Awil, 29, abused his girlfriend for a period of four days between approximately 28 September and 1 October last year.
He was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court on Friday.
Abdul Awil, 29, was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent, false imprisonment and two counts of rape
The victim said Awil attacked her in the house as she was arriving home from birthday celebrations and forced her into a room.
He assaulted her repeatedly, leaving her unconscious, and banned her from eating or drinking.
She eventually sought refuge at a family member’s house after four days and her cousin then called an ambulance.
Police were called by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) to an address in Kensington on Friday, 2 October, 2020.
Detective Constable Gemma Harkin, who led the investigation, said: ‘Awil has, at every turn, denied responsibility for his actions.
Awil was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court (pictured in a file image) on Friday
‘He took advantage of a vulnerable female who trusted him, and subjected her to such violence that no human being should ever have to endure.
‘The victim has displayed immense courage in coming forward and we hope that she finds some comfort in the sentence which has been handed down.
‘I would urge any victims to please talk to us. We have specially trained officers who work closely with partner organisations to provide the right support.
‘Please do not suffer in silence – we are here to help and will do all we can to pursue prosecutions and achieve justice.’
Awil was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent, false imprisonment and two counts of rape. He was also issued with a Restraining Order for life.