Northern Ireland

Man is jailed for six years after sex attack on ex-wife

A man who put an imitation gun to his ex-wife's head and subjected her to a serious sexual assault has been jailed for six years at Londonderry Crown Court.

The offence took place in the woman's home in November last year.

The court heard her children were asleep upstairs at the time.

The defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was also placed on the sex offenders register.