Woman in sex attack

A TERRIFIED Suffolk woman was driven to a derelict warehouse by a man who tied her up and held her prisoner in his car it was alleged yesterday.Lee Thompson used a man's tie to tie the woman's hands behind the passenger car seat and then put another tie across her throat, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

A TERRIFIED Suffolk woman was driven to a derelict warehouse by a man who tied her up and held her prisoner in his car it was alleged yesterday.

Lee Thompson used a man's tie to tie the woman's hands behind the passenger car seat and then put another tie across her throat, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

"She was very frightened and pleaded with him not to hurt her," said Caroline Bryant prosecuting.

Eventually Thompson untied the woman and allegedly ordered her to perform a sex act on him.


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The woman submitted to his demands and was told not to tell anyone about what had happened or else he would harm her.

Miss Bryant alleged that on two other occasions Thompson raped the woman and had harassed her with more than 600 telephone calls over a three month period.

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Thompson, 32, of Diana Close, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire has denied false imprisonment, indecent assault, two offences of rape and one offence of assault by beating.

Giving evidence yesterday the woman said Thompson had told her to get into his car so that they could talk and had then driven off. "I got more and more panicky the further out of Bury we went. I didn't want to go anywhere with him. I didn't feel comfortable or safe with him," said the woman.

At one stage Thompson stopped at a shop and allegedly told the woman that if she tried to run away he would run her over. The woman said that Thompson drove very fast along country lanes and was like "something possessed".

She said Thompson took her to a derelict warehouse on what appeared to be a disused airfield where he made her put her hands behind the car seat where he tied them with a man's tie.

He had then held a tie across her throat forcing her head backwards.

The woman said she was crying throughout and telling Thompson that he was frightening her.

The trial continues.

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