Man, 21, ‘claimed to be Saddam Hussein after raping one woman on a riverbank and telling a second ‘Allah’s going to get you’
- Abdel-Aziz Al-Shamary, 21, is accused of raping a woman in Darlington in May
- Before arrest he allegedly grabbed another woman and said ‘Allah will get you’
- When arrested he said ‘I am Saddam Hussein’ and called England ‘b*tch country’
- Al-Shamary had been watching ‘outdoor sex’ videos on his phone hours earlier
An alleged rapist claimed he was Saddam Hussein after attacking one woman behind a Halfords store and told a second ‘Allah’s going to get you’.
Abdel-Aziz Al-Shamary, 21, is accused of raping a woman after dragging her down a river bank in Darlington town centre.
He was arrested shortly after the sobbing woman was found near the River Skerne with her face covered in blood and her jeans and underwear around her ankles.
When he was arrested, the defendant yelled ‘Do you know Saddam Hussein? I am Saddam Hussein. I will not talk to you, you are a woman.’
He also twice referred to England as a ‘b***h country’ and shouted ‘kill me now’.
Al-Shamary who had been watching ‘outdoor sex’ videos on his mobile phone hours earlier and drunk two bottles of whiskey appeared agitated with glazed eyes, the court heard.
In a statement read out to the jury at Teesside Crown Court, Sergeant Gary O’Neill said: ‘He began shouting words to the effect that he was Saddam Hussein.’
He was only restrained when he was threatened with a Taser.
PC Jacqueline Mallows said when she tried to restrain Al-Shamary he angrily told her not to touch him.
PC Mallows said before his arrest Al-Shamary, who denies rape and attempted rape on May 16/17 this year, told her: ‘I will not speak to you, you are a woman…in my country we speak to men.’
Before his arrest another witness Gemma Stirling said Al-Shamary lunged at her as she walked with a friend into Darlington town centre to buy some food.
She said she told Mr Al-Shamary to ‘f*** off’ and claimed he replied: ‘Allah is going to get you’.
Al-Shamary is then accused of attacking another woman when she left The Greyhound pub.
She told police officers in a video statement played to the jury: ‘I left the pub and he came over to me and pushed me over on the grass of the river bank.
‘I fell face down with my arms in front of me and I turned to look at him and he punched me in the face.
‘He punched me again with his fist and hit me on the nose, when I put my hand to my face it was covered in blood.
‘Then he got on top of me from behind, I could feel his weight on me. He pulled down my jeans and my pants and I could feel that he was raping me.
‘He told me not to say anything or he would come back and hurt me. He made me feel horrible, scared and frightened.’
Two friends driving past saw what was happening on the bank of the River Skerne in the centre of the town and circled back to help.
Rebecca Wynn and Natalie Curry found the woman lying on the ground covered in blood and dialled 999.
A recording was played to the court and the victim could be heard sobbing in the background as her friends told the operator what had happened.
Miss Curry told the jury she saw Al-Shamary pulling the women down the bank by her wrists as they drove past. When she returned to the scene the attacker had fled.
She said: ‘She was crying hysterically with blood all over her and she was screaming that he had said he would kill her if she told anyone.
‘She said that he had been raped and that he would come back.’
Prosecutor Paul Abrahams revealed Al-Shamary, who had been drinking from two bottles of Jack Daniels whiskey, had been watching porn videos on his mobile phone around four hours before the attack.
He said: ‘He was watching people having sex outdoors. It is relevant as when confronted with a lone female he raped her.’
DNA from the alleged victim was found on Al-Shamary’s underwear, the court was told.
Al-Shamary, of Darlington, has admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He denies rape. The trial continues.