Takeaway delivery driver raped woman, 22, after offering her lift home from night out

Andy Wells
·Freelance Writer
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Naiem Malik Suleman has been convicted of raping a woman he offered to take home when she got separated from her friends. (SWNS)
Naiem Malik Suleman has been convicted of raping a woman he offered to take home when she got separated from her friends. (SWNS)

A takeaway driver who posed as a Good Samaritan by offering a woman a lift home before raping her is facing jail.

Naiem Malik Suleman, 52, offered to drive the 22-year-old victim back to her home when she got separated from her friends on a night out in the early hours of 19 January.

But Warwick Crown Court heard that instead of taking the woman home, Suleman subjected her to a terrifying rape ordeal in Coventry.

Naiem Malik Suleman denied the charge but police said forensic evidence from the victim's clothes linked him to the rape. (SWNS)
Naiem Malik Suleman denied the charge but police said forensic evidence from the victim's clothes linked him to the rape. (SWNS)

Later when she arrived home she had on a jacket bearing the logo of the delivery firm Suleman worked for.

She also had bruising round her neck and scrapes and scratches on her knees.

Suleman, of no fixed address, denied the charge but police said forensic evidence from her clothes linked him to the rape.

He has now been convicted of rape and was remanded in custody ahead of his sentencing in January.

Detective Constable Becci Jones, from West Midlands Police, said: "It saddens us that throughout this case Suleman denied raping the woman – meaning she also had to endure a court trial.

Naiem Malik Suleman was convicted of rape at Warwick Crown Court. (Wikipedia)
Naiem Malik Suleman was convicted of rape at Warwick Crown Court. (Wikipedia)

"But with the support of our specially trained officers she remained strong and resilient and with her help we have now secured his conviction.

"We hope that this will bring her some comfort and wish her well for the future."

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