Nottingham rapist Matthew Ludlow jailed for eight years

Matthew Ludlow
Image caption Ludlow was ordered to be placed on the sex offenders register for life

A man who beat and raped a woman in a "vicious and violent" attack at his home has been jailed for eight years.

Matthew Ludlow, 31, of Carlton Road in Nottingham, pulled his victim by the hair and punched her repeatedly before raping her in December 2012.

He denied the attack, but was found guilty of rape at Nottingham Crown Court.

Det Con Joanne Eaton said the victim could now "move forward from this terrible ordeal".

A Nottinghamshire Police spokesman said that during the attack, Ludlow had grabbed the woman by the throat and threatened to kill her.

He said she had managed to escape from him and run into the street where a passing woman helped her.

Ms Eaton said it had been a "vicious and violent attack which has left the victim traumatised".

"Thanks to the sentence passed down to him, she can now begin to move forward from this terrible ordeal."

Ludlow was also ordered to be placed on the sex offenders register for life.

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