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23 September 2011, 16:47 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50
A man who raped two students in south Manchester's been jailed indefinitely
A man who raped two students in south Manchester's been jailed for at least eight years.
Twenty-one-year-old Asim Javed carried out the attacks on the 13th of December 2009 and the 23rd of September 2010, during freshers week.
In one of the attacks he threatened his victim with a knitting needle - and she thought she was going to die.
Javed - of Wilbraham Road - was found guilty of three counts of rape and one of common assault and told he'll have to serve at least eight years in jail before becoming eligible for parole.
He has also been ordered to sign the Sex Offenders' Register for life.
Detective Chief Inspector Peter Marsh, of the Major Incident Team, said "Javed used his job in the heart of Fallowfield to identify potential victims then used his car to essentially stalk them. The attacks he carried out were among the worst that I have ever investigated and I have to pay tribute to both victims for having the courage to contact police and then fully help us with our investigation. This investigation involved a lot of careful forensic work from officers investigating the two rapes. It was thanks to this that we were able to get a DNA match after Javed was arrested. This was also one of the first times we used the evo-fit technology and the response we got from the public helped us to open up a number of lines of inquiry. I know these attacks caused a lot of concern in Fallowfield and among students at the time. I hope today's sentence acts as some reassurance that we will not stop until we bring the perpetrators to justice".