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'Hammer hit' Aberdeen rapist jailed

A man who hit himself over the head with a hammer before raping a woman in Aberdeen has been jailed for four years.

David Stephen, 28, was found guilty of the rape earlier this year.

The victim had told the trial she managed to escape after the attack and raise the alarm.

Temporary judge Roger Craik QC told Stephen at the High Court in Edinburgh that his record showed he was "prone to resort to violence all too easily".

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