Cleethorpes man jailed for vile sexual attack

Cleethorpes man jailed for vile sexual attack

Cleethorpes man jailed for vile sexual attack

A Cleethorpes man who viciously attacked and raped a woman in March last year has been jailed today, Humberside Police have announced.

Appearing at Grimsby Crown Court on Tuesday 7 July, Henry Froggatt, 25, of Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes pleaded guilty to rape and assault causing actual bodily harm.

Today he was sentenced to 10 years and 10 months.

An additional 4 years was added to his sentence because he has been classed as a dangerous offender.

In the early hours of Sunday 10 March 2019, a woman was walking home on Railway Street in Grimsby when Froggatt grabbed her from behind.

He took her phone from her before pushing her onto the floor, assaulting her repeatedly and carrying out his vile attack.

Detective Sergeant Jayne Horsfall, from the Protecting Vulnerable People Unit, said:

“Froggatt committed an abhorrent and despicable act, putting the victim through a horrific attack and untold torment, causing her to fear for her life for his own perverse sexual gratification.

“His actions are those of a vile rapist, he gave absolutely no thought or consideration to the detrimental effect he would have on his victim, and I am reassured that he is now off our streets and unable to commit further offences.

“I would like to praise the victim for her bravery throughout this investigation.

“She has shown real strength and courage and I hope that today’s sentencing allows her to feel that some sense of justice has been achieved.

“This investigation has been a priority for us since the initial report came in and a dedicated team have been committed in exploring all lines of enquiry, working with colleagues from the National Crime Agency and the Regional Scientific Support Unit to do so, to find and hold the man responsible to account. 

“I would always encourage anyone who is a victim of any type of sexual offence to please come forward and report it to us.

“We will do all we can to bring any offender to justice and behind bars where they belong.”

Today, Froggatt received a total sentence of 14 years and 10 months in jail.

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