Somalian rapist allowed to stay in UK after earlier attack struck again twice

Rapist Dahir Ibrahim who has been jailed for life

A Somalian rapist who overturned a deportation order has been jailed for brutally raping two more women in Birmingham.

Dahir Ibrahim, 31, was sentenced ten years in 2005 after the first sex attack on a prostitute in Edgbaston.

A judge ordered his deportation after serving his sentence, but he appealed and was later given leave to remain in the UK.

Now Ibrahim, from Thornhill Road, Handsworth , has been jailed for life with a minimum of 10 years after raping two ‘vulnerable’ women within six weeks of each other in 2014.

Steven Bailey, prosecuting at Birmingham Crown Court, said the first victim left her home in the early hours of September 5 to buy cannabis.

She was approached by Ibrahim who offered to sell her drugs and persuaded her to follow him down an alleyway off Villa Road, Handsworth.

But once there he threatened her with a Stanley knife before raping her. “She was crying and telling him to stop and started screaming and shouting,” said Mr Bailey.

Rapist Dahir Ibrahim’s clothes

Mr Bailey said the woman was beaten by Ibrahim during her ordeal before she managed to flee and was helped by a driver on the Birchfield Road.

The second victim was sleeping rough in St Paul’s Square when she was attacked by Ibrahim in the early hours of October 18. He threatened her with a pair of pliers and a screwdriver before raping her.

Ibrahim was tracked down by police through a combination of DNA, forensic and CCTV evidence.

In passing sentence, Judge Murray Creed said: “There was abuse and humiliation. There was severe psychological hurt and harm done. There was degradation. They were sustained incidents and the victims were targeted.”

Below: Terrifying footage shows sex attacker chasing woman at train station

Ibrahim had previously admitted two charges of rape, two of possessing weapons and another serious sexual offence.

Jabeen Akhtar, defending, said Ibrahim had come from a country where he had witnessed many atrocities and that he had a lack of understanding of what is acceptable in the UK.

Rapist Dahir Ibrahim runs away after Villa Road attack.

“It was more opportunistic then pre-planned,’’ he claimed. “No long term physical injury was sustained by the victims.”

Speaking after the case Detective Constable Gavin McGrath , from the force’s Public Protection Unit, said: “The evidence against Ibrahim was indisputable and, in desperation, he tried to claim that it was a ‘fit up’. But a few days before he was due to stand trial changed his plea to guilty.

“I am pleased that he has spared these women the further ordeal of a trial and he will now be behind bars and no longer a danger to the public.”

It is understood Ibrahim will now be deported after serving his latest sentence.

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