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Man jailed for five years for rape of woman in Bermondsey

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25-year-old Ricardo Ramsay from New Cross has been sentenced to five years in jail for raping a woman in Bermondsey in February 2012

Ricardo Ramsay
Jailed: Ricardo Ramsay

Ramsay was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court on Monday following his conviction last month.

The court heard that on 25 February 2012 the 22-year-old female victim and her friend went out socialising in the London Bridge area.

They met a group of men and at the end of the evening they went back to the victim's flat in Bermondsey.

The group continued to socialise at the flat. The victim went to bed whilst her friend and the group of men continued to socialise.

During the night the victim was raped and items were stolen from her flat.

The victim contacted police the next day.

Detectives identified Ramsay from CCTV footage from the bar where the group had met.

He was arrested on 29 March 2012 and charged with rape on 3 October 2012.

Ramsay originally stood trial at Woolwich Crown Court in June this year. The jury failed to come to a decision and a retrial was ordered.

Ramsay will also be on the sex offenders register for the rest of his life.

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