'Complete stranger' who raped woman in 'night of terror' in her home jailed

Kyle Allan left the woman 'psychologically traumatised' after the attack in June this year.

‘Complete stranger’ who raped woman in ‘night of terror’ in her Aberdeenshire home jailed Police Scotland

A “complete stranger” who entered a woman’s house and subjected her to “a night of terror” involving a life-threatening assault and rape has been jailed.

Kyle Allan entered his victim’s home in Cove, Aberdeenshire, without permission on the evening of June 10, 2023 and attacked her.

Allan had spent the earlier part of the day at a friend’s barbecue getting “steaming drunk”.

The 31-year-old then walked a short distance and entered the property.

The victim’s partner was working offshore and she was having “a quiet Saturday night at home”, with her young child asleep in his room and teenage son out visiting a friend – the front door had been left unlocked for him coming home.

On Friday, judge Lord Ericht told Allan: “You subjected [your victim] to a terrifying ordeal, grabbing her throat until she was unconscious and raping her. She pleaded with you and fought back bravely.

“When she tried to get out of the house you pushed her towards the door causing her to strike her head against the door and pushed her to the ground. You threatened to kill her and her children.

“This was a random attack involving extreme violence, a night of terror.”

In October, Allan pled guilty to a charge of raping the woman and assaulting her to the danger of her life.

On Friday, Lord Ericht said he had taken the early plea into account and sentenced the rapist to eight years in prison, reduced from 12.

Detective inspector Mark Lambley said: “Kyle Allan is an extremely dangerous individual who attacked a woman in her own home. His actions were despicable and have had a profound effect on the woman.

“I commend her for her strength throughout the investigation.

“Police Scotland is committed to tackling sexual crimes and bringing those responsible to justice. I’d encourage anyone who has been a victim of such crimes to come forward and report it to us, regardless of when it happened. We’ll thoroughly investigate and have specially trained officers and partner agencies to support you throughout.”

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