13th September, 2021

Matthew Curtis secures the conviction of 'Every woman's living nightmare', sentenced to life imprisonment

On the 26th July 2021, at the Crown Court in Manchester, Omar Alam was found guilty of kidnapping a woman and kidnapping with intent to commit a sexual offence.

Mr Curtis called the Complainant as a witness at trial. She gave evidence directly before the jury of the 'terrifying ordeal'. In addition to evidence from the Complainant, by working closely with a specialist prosecutor from the Crown Prosecution Service and the police, the jury heard evidence of the Defendant's previous conviction for rape.

On the 8th September 2021, finding that the Defendant was 'dangerous' and the offence was of such seriousness that a life sentence was justified, HHJ Conrad QC sentenced Omar Alam to life imprisonment. The Defendant must serve a minimum of six years and 25 days before being considered for released.

The CPS press release can be found here.

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