The case involved a delivery driver who used multiple identities to befriend his victim on an internet dating site before raping and assaulting her in her home in a series of “deeply degrading and humiliating” acts, and threatening to kill her with her own kitchen knives. The violence included non-fatal strangulation which would now be prosecuted under the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 but at the time of this offending could not. The judge imposed a 17 year sentence in recognition of “ a truly terrifying incident”. The case was reported widely as an example of the Metropolitan Police’s commitment to ending Violence against Women and Girls. You can see Nicola Shannon’s full profile here.