A rapist has been jailed for more than 11 years after he committed a “terrible” attack against a vulnerable woman.

Michael Alleyn, 26, of no fixed address, raped his victim, aged in her late 20s, in Enfield in the early hours of June 9, 2022.

Police said he had entered his victim’s supported living accommodation to find her “alone and asleep”.

When she answered her door, Alleyn punched her in the face before raping her.

He then assaulted and raped the woman once more, before stealing her bank card and leaving.

Alleyn was jailed for 11 years and two months at Wood Green Crown Court on March 10. He had pleaded guilty to two counts of rape, inflicting grievous bodily harm and theft.

Police were alerted about the attack after the victim attended a north London hospital for facial injuries, including a fracture to her nasal bone.

Detectives were able to speak to a number of witnesses who described hearing screaming coming from the victim’s room. CCTV confirmed that Alleyn had entered the building.

Police said specialist officers were deployed to the hospital to support the victim throughout her medical examination and the investigation.

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After being spotted in Thornsett Road he attempted to run but was pursued and detained by officers.

During interview, Alleyn claimed police would find no evidence linking him to the victim. However, following forensic analysis, DNA traces in the victim’s room were found to be a match.

Alleyn was charged on June 13 and remanded in custody.

Detective Constable Ed Day said: "The victim was alone and asleep when she was awoken and subjected to a terrible attack by Alleyn.

"Her bravery throughout the course of the investigation following that awful ordeal has been incredible. We will continue to offer her support.

"Violence against women and girls is one of the Met's top priorities and we are committed to tackling it.

“All women have the right to feel safe at home or in public and when incidents do occur, we will take action to investigate and punish offenders."