A man who subjected a dog walker to a terrifying sex attack, attempting to suffocate and rape the young woman, in Lytham has today been given an eleven year extended sentence.
Daniel Lewis’s victim put up a brave struggle after being grabbed and taken to the ground by the attacker on Mornington Road early one morning.
He told the 20-year-old he was going to rape her as she bravely struggled and screamed for help, alerting neighbours who went to help.
The victim told police he tried to suffocate her during the ordeal, during which he was drunk on vodka, the court heard.
Lewis, 24, of Jeffrey Square, Blackpool, had pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted rape.
The crime took place on October 11 last year and the prosecution said the woman had been in the wrong place at the wrong time.
A judge today gave Lewis an extended sentence of eight and a half years in jail, with two and half years licence to follow.
He will be on the sex offenders register indefinitely.
Read the full story in The Gazette tomorrow.