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Man admits Brandon rape

PUBLISHED: 15:35 08 October 2009 | UPDATED: 21:43 07 July 2010

A MAN has admitted raping two women in Brandon on the same day.

Christopher Armstrong, 21, of West Drive, Brandon, pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday to what police called the “utterly deplorable” rape of two women in the town on Sunday, April 5 of this year.

A MAN has admitted raping two women in Brandon on the same day.

Christopher Armstrong, 21, of West Drive, Brandon, pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday to what police called the “utterly deplorable” rape of two women in the town on Sunday, April 5 of this year.

Armstrong, who will reappear in court later this year to be sentenced, had been in custody since he was arrested and charged for the attacks within a day of them taking place.

Ch Insp John Brocklebank of Suffolk Police said after the hearing: “These were harrowing incidents for the two women and for the officers who investigated these crimes.

“These attacks were vicious, sustained and unprovoked, and both women were very badly beaten and suffered ongoing psychological trauma.

“The levels of violence used by Armstrong were excessive and both women have been extremely brave in assisting officers from the Suffolk and Norfolk Joint Major Investigation Team to bring this case to court. They have received support from specially trained officers throughout the investigation and court process.

“Thanks to a fast and efficient response from local officers in Brandon, and Armstrong was quickly apprehended and has been remanded in custody ever since. Today's conviction is testament to the hard work of the investigation team and Operation Gemini, Suffolk Constabulary's partnership project to provide an improved service following allegations of rape.

“This kind of crime is utterly deplorable and extremely rare in Suffolk. I hope both women and their families are able to find some comfort from the conclusion of this case and can move on with their lives.”


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