Woman jailed for rape after luring victim to flat and attacking her

Mohammed Hussain, left, and Yazmin Ali, right, have been jailed for a total of 25 years. (SWNS)

A woman has been jailed for rape after she lured a female victim to her flat and attacked her at knifepoint with a man.

Yazmin Ali, 31, and Mohammed Hussain, 22, had sex in front of the woman, a court heard.

When the victim refused to join them, Ali held a knife to her throat.

Hussain, 22, ripped the woman's top and bra off, before pushing her face down on a bed and raping her, the prosecution said.

Ali was jailed for 13 years and Hussain for 12 years at a sentencing hearing at Bradford Crown Court.

The defendants, who are both from Bradford, were convicted of rape at a hearing in January.

Appearing at Bradford Crown Court last week Ali was jailed for 13 years and Hussain was locked up for 12 years. (Getty)

The court heard the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was walking along a street in Bradford in July 2017 when she was beckoned into a pub by Ali and Hussain.

They went on to a flat for vodka and cocaine and Ali suggested a “threesome’ to the woman but she declined.

Later that night, she was lured to Ali’s flat with the promise of more booze and drugs, prosecutor Ian Howard told the court.

He added that the defendants had sex in front of her before a “dramatic and dangerous escalation of events” when the woman refused to have sex with them.

Ali held a kitchen knife to her throat and Hussain banged her head on the bedroom wall.

Yazmin Ali, pictured, and Mohammed Hussain lured the woman to a flat before having sex in front of her, a court heard. (SWNS)

Hussain then raped her on the bed before the women got into a struggle and Ali bit her arm, the court heard.

The victim grabbed her clothes and one of her shoes and fled the scene.

A cleaning supervisor who came across her called the police, Howard said.

When officers went to Ali’s flat, she was abusive and obstructive. She threatened them and was racially abusive, the court heard.

In her victim’s personal statement, the woman said she was now “a bag of nerves” and afraid to go out.

Nick Worsley, Hussain’s barrister, said he was normally a pleasant, hardworking young man and the offence was out of character.

Hussain had been drinking and had smoked cannabis that night. He was intoxicated when he took part in the unplanned offence.

Gillian Batts, for Ali, said she had a “difficult and turbulent” start in life and that her coping mechanism at the time of the offences was to drink heavily and take drugs.

Mohammed Hussain was jailed for 12 years. (SWNS)

Both Ali and Hussain must sign on to the sex offender register for life.

As well as rape, Ali was found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm by biting the woman on the arm.

She pleaded guilty to racially aggravated harassment of a police officer arresting her for the offences.

The prosecution told an earlier hearing that Ali had previous convictions for grievous bodily harm, false imprisonment, causing actual bodily harm, robbery, battery and criminal damage.

Hussain had a previous conviction for kidnap and was on licence at the time.