Slough rapist Arshad Arif jailed for life

Arshad Arif
Image caption Arshad Arif "literally hunted his victim down", police said

A rapist described by police as a "dangerous predatory offender" has been jailed for life.

Arshad Arif attacked a 17-year-old girl in a park in Slough in November 2012 after befriending her outside a nightclub in Watford.

He was convicted at Reading Crown Court of two counts of raping the girl.

Arif, 28, who was jailed for five years in 2006 for a similar rape, will have to serve six-and-a-half years before he can apply for parole.

Arif, of Belfast Avenue, Slough, was also placed on the sex offenders register for life.

During his trial in May, a jury heard how he approached his victim outside the Oceana nightclub in Watford on 25 November.

Kebab shop

She had become separated from her friends, who also had her belongings.

Offering to help her, the pair travelled to Salt Hill Park in Slough where she was taken to a secluded spot and raped twice by Arif.

Det Sgt Lucy Deane, from Thames Valley Police, said after sentencing: "He literally hunted his victim down, identifying her vulnerability and taking the worst kind of advantage imaginable."

In October 2004, Arif befriended a girl outside a kebab shop in Reading, before offering her a lift and taking her to flat where he raped her.

He initially denied the rape, but changed his plea to guilty during the trial in 2006.

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