Evil rapist behind bars

Daniel Plater
Daniel Plater
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A MAN has been jailed for 10 and a half years after raping a woman.

Daniel Plater, 19, of Rutland Road, Tyldesley, pleaded guilty at a previous hearing to rape, section 47 assault and a firearms offence at Liverpool Crown Court.

He was sentenced on Monday 21 July 2014.

On January 1, 2014, police were called to a house in Leigh following reports an 18-year-old woman had been assaulted and raped at gunpoint.

Officers arrived and immediately arrested Plater who was outside the address.

Following inquiries, it was established the victim had been celebrating the new year in Leigh town centre. When she got home, Plater called her and was abusive after she had not replied to a text he had sent her.

He later turned up at her home before he threatened her with a gun, assaulted her and raped her.

Detective Constable Dorothy Orr said: “This was a terrible act that has deeply affected the victim. For reasons only known to Plater himself, he was jealous and attempted to control her. When she did not reply to his text, something inside him snapped and he decided to take his anger out in the most horrific of ways.

“Plater had clearly thought about what he was going to do by taking a gun. After the initial call to police, Plater was arrested and is now serving time behind bars for the violent and terrifying crime he committed on an innocent young woman.”