A man who raped a woman after claiming that he was giving her a lift home out of the goodness of his heart, has been jailed for six years and nine months today at Bolton Crown Court .

Andrew Green aged 35 of Howe Bridge Close, Atherton was sentenced after pleading guilty to rape.

The court heard that back in July, Green’s victim, an 18-year-old woman, had been out with friends at a nightclub in Leigh before leaving to go to another friend’s house in Atherton at around 4:30am.

The woman left her friend’s house seeking to get a taxi home and was waiting at a bus stop on Tyldesley Road when Green pulled up in front of her in his white Audi and told her to get in.Under the impression that it was the taxi that she had ordered, the woman got in.

Soon after setting off the woman realised that this was not her taxi but the doors had been locked and she was unable to get out.

After she challenged Green, he claimed that he just wanted to give her a lift home as he had a daughter her age and hoped that if she was waiting alone for a lift, then somebody would oblige and pick her up too.

As Green drove towards Astley, the woman offered him £10 for giving her the lift but it was at this point that his attitude changed and he became extremely aggressive towards her.

He then raped her.

Green will remain on the sex offenders register for life.

Detective Constable Claire Hughes of GMP’s Leigh CID, said: “Green spotted his victim and pursued her, knowing she had nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.

“It’s absolutely sickening that he tried to portray himself as a Good Samaritan when his only intentions were rape.

“Thanks to the brave woman raising the alarm so quickly, we were able to move fast and find Green to help bring him into the justice system and see him jailed today.”


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