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'He said he would hurt and murder me if I told anyone' - woman said to have been repeatedly raped during alleged Norwich crime spree said she did not consent to sex

PUBLISHED: 13:40 11 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:40 11 January 2018

Investigations into the crime spree on March 30. Picture: Antony Kelly

Investigations into the crime spree on March 30. Picture: Antony Kelly

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A woman who is said to have been repeatedly raped after being grabbed in a Norwich park during a city crime spree has told a jury she had not agreed to take part.

Investigations into the crime spree on March 30. Picture: Antony KellyInvestigations into the crime spree on March 30. Picture: Antony Kelly

Norwich Crown Court has heard the woman had been on her way to work, at about 5.40am on March 30 last year, when she was grabbed in Chapelfield Gardens by Jake Killick.

She said he pulled her into an alleyway where he raped her.

Killick, 23, of Whitemoor Prison, is then said to have forced her to go with him to Ten Bell Court where he repeatedly raped her.

Killick is on trial accused of six rapes, three robberies, sexual assault and false imprisonment with intent to commit a sexual offence on March 30 last year.

He has also denied two other charges - rape and breaching a restraining order - both on January 5 last year.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was cross-examined by Matthew McNiff, defending, on Thursday (January 11).

Mr McNiff put it to the woman that everything that happened did so with her agreement.

He said: “Having met you wanted to see how far it could go and having met you agreed to have sex.” The woman said: “No.”

Mr McNiff said: “It wasn’t quite how you thought it would be and you got upset as a result?” The woman replied “No”.

Mr McNiff suggested the woman had made the allegations because he had taken her bag and she felt “tricked” or “used”. The woman said: “No”.

It was also put to the woman that she had made it into something it was not and that it was not rape but she said it was.

In re-examination, Chris Paxton, prosecuting, said: “Did you want to have sex with Mr Killick?”. The woman replied: “No.”

Mr Paxton asked if Killick threatened her and she said he did.

She said: “He said he would hurt and murder me if I told anyone.”

The trial continues.

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