Vijay Singh, 43, from Leicester, has been given a life sentence for a vicious sexual assault in Leicester city centre.
Singh subjected a woman to a horrific sexual assault before leaving her for dead. He was found guilty of attempted murder and a serious sexual assault. The trail lasted 8 days in May 2016.
The man carried out the attack at a premises on King Street, Leicester on Friday 5th June 2015. Vijay Singh left the victim with multiple serious injuries, which left the victim in hospital for a considerable time for her recovery.
On 17th June at Stafford Crown Court, Vijay Singh was handed a life sentence. He will have to serve at least 14 years before he is eligible to apply for a parole hearing. The parole board will then have to consider whether it would be safe to release Singh on a life license. He will also remain on the Sex Offender Register for life.
After the vicious attack took place, Vijay Singh fled the scene with Balbir Singh, who was waiting outside the premises. Balbir took Vijay home, gave him clean clothes and hid his bloodied clothing inside a shed. Balbir Singh, 50, was convicted of assisting an offender and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment.
After the hearing today, Detective Sergeant Sarah Walker, the investigating officer, said: “The victim has shown immense bravery and courage throughout the investigation. It was an incredibly distressing experience for her and she has had to relive the attack in order to assist officers to piece together the events of that night and ultimately bring those responsible to justice.”
Support for victims of sexual violence in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is available from United Against Violence and Abuse on 0808 802 0028 and First Step Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Please call 01162548535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org