Jailed: Evil Heywood bully watched TV in victim’s home after ‘prolonged and terrifying’ attack and attempted rape

By Glen Keogh

An ‘evil bully’ who subjected a man to a ‘terrifying and prolonged’ physical and sexual attack in his own home before calmly watching the TV has today been locked up.

David William Collier, 23, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted rape, assault and theft and was jailed for eight-and-a-half years at Minshull Street Crown Court.

Collier turned up at an acquaintance’s Heywood home in September last year and asked him to return some items he had been storing.

Before he had a chance to reply, Collier climbed through the kitchen window and punched, kicked and head-butted the victim – even hitting him across the head with a coffee jar.

He then attempted to rape the man.

If that wasn’t enough, the dangerous offender then went into the living room, helped himself to two soft drinks and watched the TV until he fell asleep.

The terrified victim sat on an old TV, nursing his injuries, until Collier woke up and left.

Detective Constable Chris Maddocks, from Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Sexual Offences Unit, said: “Collier subjected the victim to a terrifying and prolonged attack, both physical and sexual.

“One can only imagine the torment at having to watch his attacker calmly watching TV after the ordeal he had just endured.

“He is nothing more than a bully targeting a person who he must have thought he could treat as he wished. Collier deserves every minute of this prison sentence for putting this poor man what he has been through.”

It was only when the victim confided in a friend that a police investigation could be launched, leading to Collier’s arrest.

“Only he will know what possessed him to commit such an appalling attack that left the victim feeling numb and unable to initially come to terms with what he endured,” DC Maddocks added.

“But rather than focus on the offender, I would like to praise the victim for having the courage to confide in a friend and stand up to this evil bully.

“He could easily have kept this to himself, but instead he told a friend which in turn led to a police investigation that has ultimately resulted in the conviction of a dangerous man.

“I hope that this encourages other people who may have been victims of this sort of abuse to speak up and come to us as we will do everything we can to ensure your attacker is brought to justice.

“The Serious Sexual Offences unit is a dedicated unit of experienced staff who are trained to deal with sexual incidents such as this.”

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