Pretend Uber Driver Arrested for Rape Try After Sufferer Memorizes Quantity Plate

A FAKE Uber driver who cruised the streets in search of girls to rape was caught after a sufferer remembered a part of his registration plate.

Police discovered a rape package behind Graham Head’s automotive together with latex gloves, condoms, Viagra tablets and a balaclava.

Footage exhibiting the second Graham Head was arrestedCredit score: Sussex Police

Head was found guilty of kidnap, attempted rape and assault by penetration

Head was discovered responsible of kidnap, tried rape and assault by penetrationCredit score: Sussex Police

Officers additionally found an extendable baton and incapacitating spray once they searched his house in Pevensey, East Sussex.

Head, 66, had prowled the streets of Brighton hoping to lure potential victims into his Uber cab.

The primary incident was reported by a girl in her late teenagers on 19 August, who was dragged into bushes in Hove Park by a person within the early hours of that morning.

She had earlier acquired a carry from him from Brighton to Hove Park.
He tried to rape her, however fled the scene when the sufferer’s cell phone rang.

Her attacker was described as a 40-50-year-old quick man sporting a face masks.

CCTV footage confirmed the sufferer approaching a silver Mercedes property, which was then tracked by metropolis centre CCTV and doorbell footage driving slowly alongside the highway close to Hove Park.

On 18 November, a girl in her 20s reported waking up in a automobile, which she believed to be a taxi, to discover a man sexually assaulting her.

She had earlier obtained into what she thought was a taxi taking her from Brighton to Hove.

She managed to flee, known as police at round 3.10am and was in a position to keep in mind three digits of the automotive’s registration plate.

Inside minutes, officers positioned the automobile – a silver Mercedes property – and stopped it in Preston Circus following a brief pursuit.

It was being pushed by 66-year-old Graham Head, a brief man sporting a face masks. Officers then found the sinister rape package.

A cell phone belonging to the sufferer was additionally found discarded by the roadside in Chatham Place, Brighton, alongside the route taken by Head throughout the pursuit.

Head, of Coast Street in Pevensey, was arrested on suspicion of kidnap, tried rape and failing to cease a automobile when requested to take action.

Investigators linked his automobile to the August assault and the subsequent day he was additional arrested for these offences.

He was subsequently charged with kidnap, tried rape, assault by penetration, sexual assault and remanded in custody.

At Hove Crown Courtroom on Friday (2 June), Head was discovered responsible of kidnap, tried rape and assault by penetration. He has been remanded in custody pending sentence

Detective Constable Elliott Lander from the Surrey and Sussex Main Crime Workforce mentioned: “Graham Head is a predatory offender who gained the belief of those victims by posing as a taxi driver, solely to make the most of weak girls in essentially the most abhorrent methods.

“The gadgets present in his automotive present the callous, pre-meditated nature of his crimes as he moved by Brighton and Hove in search of potential victims.

“Because of the quick-thinking and bravado of those two girls, we have been rapidly in a position to join Head to each incidents and produce him to justice. I wish to thank them each for his or her help throughout this investigation.

“With out them, this harmful particular person might nonetheless be at giant. As an alternative, he has been delivered to justice and the streets of Brighton and Hove are safer in consequence.

“We consider Head might have additional victims who haven’t but come ahead. For those who consider you might have been a sufferer, or have any data which might assist, please contact police on-line or through 101, quoting Operation Cooper. At all times dial 999 in an emergency.”

CCTV footage of Head's Mercedes in Brighton

CCTV footage of Head’s Mercedes in BrightonCredit score: Sussex Police