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Man Sentenced After Rape Attack

Thursday November 1 2012


Anthony Borrowdale Anthony Borrowdale


A WOMBWELL man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison after he viciously raped a pensioner.

Anthony Borrowdale, 56, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on November 1 after being found guilty or raping an 88-year-old woman in Wombwell.

He was sentenced to 13 years and six months imprisonment.

The court heard how Anthony Borrowdale broke into the woman's home at around 11pm on 1 June, 2012, turned the lights out and threw her to the floor.

A police spokesman added: "It was during this time that Borrowdale went on to carry out a terrible sexual assault on the woman in her own home whilst she screamed for help.

"Unfortunately the screams went unheard and the woman was not able to sound her lifeline alarm until Borrowdale had left."

He was traced due to the forensic evidence he left at the scene.

Detective Constable Chris Horsley said: "Thankfully this type of crime is very rare and it is good news that this dangerous man will be spending a considerable amount of time behind bars."

* PLEASE DO NOT IDENTIFY THE VICTIM IN THIS CASE - SHE IS PROTECTED BY ANONYMITY *

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Reply Posted by deb on Thursday November 1 2012 at 15:32
how disgusting is this man to do such a horrible thing to an old lady.

Reply Posted by angela allen on Thursday November 1 2012 at 15:35
the man should be put down. i can't imagine a woman of that age living after such an attack. the cowardly b------d. he's not fit to breath.

Reply Posted by mags on Thursday November 1 2012 at 15:46
13 yrs for what he did is an absolute disgrace. that poor lady will spend whatever time she has left in constant fear. i hope he gets some of his own medicine while hes there

Reply Posted by colin on Thursday November 1 2012 at 15:49
im so sorry for the lady n my heart goes out to her.............let me have 5 mins with him in a room

Reply Posted by observer on Thursday November 1 2012 at 16:09
its a great shame that heftier sentences are handed out in this country for financial crimes. im sure he will be dealt with accordingley by inmates at hmp.

Reply Posted by K on Thursday November 1 2012 at 16:54
I live in stairfoot and it's so sickening to think how close to home this is. Any person who could do that to someone, especially worse that the old lady is 88 must be pure evil and only the death penalty would bring justice to the act. Vicious evil b---d who deserves no more then a good kick in every day for the rest of his life!

Reply Posted by Jaqui on Thursday November 1 2012 at 16:58
Please long may he suffer
Jaqui

Reply Posted by bev on Thursday November 1 2012 at 19:48
i hope he dies a long painful death and gets every thing he deserves from other inmates

Reply Posted by carol on Thursday November 1 2012 at 21:39
Sick sick sick they never should let him out scum ov the earth

Reply Posted by janet on Friday November 2 2012 at 00:21
firstly to the victim and her family, i cant begin to think of the trauma you have gone through, all my thoughts are with you. and as for the instigator of this, i cannot possible begin to think what he got out of such a disgusting unthinkable thing, hope you rot in hell you dont even deserve tax payers money to be kept in jail

Reply Posted by ian on Saturday November 3 2012 at 18:32
LET HIM OUT OF PRISON ......PUT HIS FACE IN EVERY PUB SAYING WHAT HE HAS DONE AND LET REVENGE BE SWEET !!!!!

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