Glasgow & West Scotland

Hairdresser Hamadache Hamza jailed over double rape

A hairdresser who left a woman with internal injuries after raping her at her home has been jailed for six years.

Hamadache Hamza, 37, was convicted of two charges of rape over the attack on the 30-year-old at her home in Scotstoun, Glasgow, in May 2011.

During the attack, the Algerian refugee pushed the woman into a bedroom and carried out the attack despite being told to stop.

At the High Court in Edinburgh, he was placed on the sex offenders register

Jailing him, judge Lady Scott told Hamza: "By your own admission your victim told you it was sore. Her evidence was that she told you to stop."

The judge added: "She continues to suffer from anxiety and lost her confidence."

Lady Scott said that she took into account that Hamza had no history of such offending.

She said she also took into account that he had come from very difficult circumstances in Algeria and successfully settled in Britain and ran a business.

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