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Rochdale rapist Peter Drummond jailed for 10 years

Peter Drummond Image copyright GMP
Image caption Peter Drummond told his victim he had been planning the attack for several weeks

A man who raped a woman at knifepoint in her own home before trying to kill himself has been jailed for 10 years.

Peter Drummond went to the victim's house in Rochdale, Greater Manchester to ask for help with his benefit forms.

The 62-year-old then put a knife to her throat and said "no more nice Peter - you are going to do what I tell you" before sexually assaulting her, Minshull Street Crown Court heard.

He then tried to overdose on his medication, but was later arrested.

Drummond, of Holbeck Avenue, Rochdale was sentenced after admitting charges of rape, sexual assault by penetration, three counts of sexual assault and false imprisonment.

The court heard he tied up his 55-year-old victim while sucking on a gel pouch of Viagra, informing her that he had been planning the attack for several weeks.

He went on to consume a large amount of pills and medication.

After he became drowsy the victim called the ambulance service, who contacted police.

After sentencing, Det Con Russell Clarke, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "Peter Drummond decided that his final act on earth would be to humiliate and sexually abuse this poor woman before holding her hostage as he attempted to take his own life.

"He believed there would be no consequences to his actions but today he learned just how wrong he was."

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