Rapist 'chased down street by victim' moments after assault

Mohammed Abdullah was pursued by his victim in the aftermath of the attack in Aberdeen city centre, but fled.

Aberdeen rapist ‘chased down street by victim’ moments after assault STV News

A rapist who was chased by his victim moments after he assaulted her in a city street faces a “lengthy” prison sentence. 

Mohammed Abdullah, 19, attacked the 18-year-old woman in Bon Accord Street, Aberdeen on August 17, 2021. 

The High Court in Edinburgh heard how Abdullah assaulted the woman moments after she left the Prohibition Bar in the city centre. 

A jury heard how he seized her by her wrists and restrained her before raping her. 

But after the attack, the woman adjusted her clothing and started running after him. Abdullah fled and walked along nearby streets in Aberdeen city centre. 

When police officers detained Abdullah, they found he couldn’t speak English and after seizing his mobile phone, they found footage of young women dancing in the street outside a nightclub. 

On Monday, jurors convicted Abdullah, who was described on legal documents as being a prisoner of YOI Polmont in Stirling, on a single charge of rape. 

Judge Lord Ericht remanded the first offender in custody and deferred sentence for the court to obtain reports on his background. 

He told Abdullah: “You have been convicted of a very serious offence and a lengthy prison sentence is likely in this case.”

Lord Ericht deferred sentence for the court to obtain reports.

The case will next call at the High Court in Edinburgh on October 24. 

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