Woman told police ‘dirty fighter’ would do anything to injure her

The case is being heard at Oxford Crown Court

The case is being heard at Oxford Crown Court

First published in News Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter. Call me on (01865) 425373

A WOMAN told police that a 26-year-old man who faces six charges of rape treated her like a “punch-bag”.

Lewyn Rudge, of Valentia Road, Headington, denies the charges in relation to two women, as well as five charges of causing actual bodily harm to them.

Graham Smith, prosecuting, told Oxford Crown Court yesterday that all the alleged offences took place between April 2009 and January last year.

Mr Smith said that when he was with both the women, Rudge had exhibited “volatile and violent” behaviour, which had culminated in rape and assaults on a number of occasions.

A recording of a police interview with one of Rudge’s alleged victims was played to the jury, in which she claimed he subjected her to violent attacks.

On one occasion the woman said Rudge had bitten her lips, headbutted her, gripped her around the neck and banged her against a wall.

She told detectives: “He’s nuts, a dirty fighter, he would do anything to hurt me. He would take everything out on me – I was his little punch-bag.”

The trial continues.

Top News
Our top stories:

The Witney man converting old boilers into corsets for Oxford Fashion Week

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

A HANDYMAN has spent the last three months fitting boilers not for the home, but for the catwalk.

‘Missing’ school leavers show big rise, county figures reveal

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

THE Government has lost track of where 30 per cent of state school and college students in Oxfordshire are going when they leave, new data has revealed.

Looking for some fresh ideas to redevelop West Way shops

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

DISCUSSIONS are now under way to come up with fresh ideas for the future of Botley’s West Way shopping centre.

One lane closed southbound on M40 near Bicester after crash

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

1:38pm Friday 27th February 2015

ONE lane of the M40 southbound has closed after an accident.

I have no hard feelings against Oxford United, says former U's boss Gary Waddock

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 27th February 2015

GARY Waddock says he feels no bitterness towards Oxford United as he prepares to face the club for the first time since being sacked last summer.

Banbury-born Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years for abusing schoolgirls

Oxford Mail:

11:57am Friday 27th February 2015

Gary Glitter has been jailed for 16 years for a string of historic sex attacks on three schoolgirls.

U-turn as leader says decision to axe council chief ‘hasty’

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 27th February 2015

THE decision to axe the top job at Oxfordshire County Council will be reviewed after its leader admitted he rushed it through.

Road users beware as £3m cut from the repair budget

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 27th February 2015

MOTORISTS and cyclists will face bone-shaking journeys on county roads after cuts of nearly £3m in the road maintenance budget were approved.

Town Hall will fly rainbow flag in support of LGBT

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 27th February 2015

A RAINBOW flag will today fly from the town hall in Oxford to mark the 10th anniversary of LGBT month.

‘Why not get on board girls and be a bus driver like me?’

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 27th February 2015

WOMEN are being urged to jump into the driving seat of the city’s buses and take up a new career.

Schoolboy is earning his stripes with role in new Holocaust play

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 27th February 2015

ALMOST a year after he made his professional stage bow opposite Jason Donovan, a Carterton schoolboy has started touring the nation in a new play.

Football boss cries foul over parking shortage at ground

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 27th February 2015

THE chairman of a football club has said there will not be enough parking for players and fans at its new ground.

Councils near to finding new base following arson attack

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 27th February 2015

ABOUT 400 staff from two councils in South Oxfordshire can expect to move into a new office in May following the devastating fire earlier this year.

Decision to axe the role of chief executive at Oxfordshire County Council could be overturned

Oxford Mail: Joanna Simons

4:34pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A DECISION to axe the role of chief executive at Oxfordshire County Council could be overturned. 

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree