A man has been convicted of carrying out multiple counts of rape following a trial at Kingston Crown Court on December 13.

37-Year-old Alan Mackey of London Road in Croydon was found guilty of carrying out six counts of rape, two counts of fraud, two counts of controlling and coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship, one count of blackmail, one count of Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) and one count of theft.

Detective Inspector Laura Semple, from the Met’s South West Safeguarding team, said: “This was a horrific and prolonged assault which left the victim fearing for her life.

“She has shown extreme bravery throughout this investigation and her evidence in court was vital in bringing Mackey to justice.

“We hope today’s verdict encourages any others subjected to this kind of offending to come forward and report it to police.”

The court heard that the victim was reported missing by her family on June 7 and following police enquiries, was found the following day at a hotel in Richmond.

She told police she had endured a prolonged assault at Mackey’s hands, as she was held against her will.

During this time, she was raped and subjected to a physical assault, which left her with facial injuries.

Mr Mackey, was known to the victim and had had previously made threats against her before taking her bank card to pay for the room and items from a shop.

He was eventually arrested by police on June 8, and taken into custody.

Mr Mackey is also expected to be sentenced at the same court on January 10.