Rapist Matthew Browne jailed for attack in Melton

Matthew Joseph Browne Police said Matthew Browne took bedding and clothing from the scene of the attack

A rapist who attacked a woman after breaking in to her home has been jailed for 18 years.

Matthew Joseph Browne, 28, tied his victim up and gagged her during the attack on 27 March in Melton Mowbray.

Browne, of Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire, was convicted of two counts of rape and two counts of assault by penetration at Leicester Crown Court.

Leicestershire Police's Det Con Nikki McLatchie said Browne had subjected the woman to a "terrifying ordeal".

Speaking after the hearing, she said the victim had been extremely brave in reporting the rape and supporting the police investigation.

Det Con McLatchie added: "Her courage and determination have ensured that her attacker has been brought to justice."

Police said that Browne, of Ash Road, took bed linen and his victim's clothing to stop it being used as evidence.

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