Hereford & Worcester

Man jailed for 15 years for Worcester rapes

Paul Biddle Image copyright West Mercia Police
Image caption Police praised the victim of Paul Biddle for coming forward and helping to jail him for more than 15 years

A rapist who "caused a great deal of suffering" to his victim has been jailed for 15 years and three months.

Paul Biddle, 34, committed the offences in Worcester between July and September 2015.

As well as two counts of rape, he was also found guilty of two counts of breaching an order and one of contempt of court by jurors at Hereford Crown Court in March.

Police praised the victim for her courage in coming forward.

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Supt Kevin Purcell of West Mercia Police said: "Paul Biddle has caused a great deal of suffering and he now faces a significant amount of time in prison for his actions."

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