February 5, 2020 3.52 pm This story is over 51 months old

Restaurant owner jailed for raping woman on Cleethorpes beach

The woman was on a bench when Uddin found her

A Grimsby man has been jailed for ten years for raping a woman on a beach in Cleethorpes.

Mohammed Uddin, 45, of Augusta Street, Grimsby denied the attack but was found guilty by a jury at Grimsby Crown Court.

They found the Indian restaurant owner guilty of raping a woman he came across in the early hours of August 22 when he found her on a bench.

Detective Chief Inspector Christine Calvert said: “This was an opportunist attack on a vulnerable woman who will be left dealing with the impact of his actions that morning for the rest of her life.

“I want to praise the woman for her bravery in coming forward and throughout this investigation. I understand how difficult this can be but thanks to her courage, Uddin is now facing a significant prison sentence.

“I hope that today’s verdict will also give others who have been sexually assaulted or raped, the courage to come forward.

“We will listen and we will do everything we can to support you and take action against those who have hurt you.

“I’d also encourage anyone with information or concerns about sexual offences being committed to call us on our non-emergency 101 number so that we can investigate.”