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‘Drunken woman was raped in Keighley park’
A woman was raped in a park after her attacker saw she was down on her luck and offered her vodka and cigarettes, a jury was told.
Khalid Mahmood spotted his alleged victim picking up a cigarette butt in the street after she was left penniless when her purse was stolen, Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday.
Mahmood, 31, of Gordon Street, Keighley, denies raping the woman in Cliffe Castle Park in the town on March 21, 2011.
Prosecutor Matthew Bean said the woman had called at the Job Centre to arrange a crisis loan after losing her purse.
Mr Bean said she was “in a fairly desperate situation” and Mahmood was friendly, gave her a cigarette and suggested they go to the park together.
The court heard that Mahmood had a bag containing vodka and After Shock.
The woman went willingly with him and they sat near a fallen tree, drinking, smoking and talking.
Mr Bean said the woman was “at a very low point in her life”.
He alleged she made it very clear that she did not want to engage in sexual activity. She pulled away when he tried to kiss her and told him to stop when he tried to put his hand up her shirt.
Mr Bean said the woman became so drunk that she either lost consciousness or was no longer aware of what was happening to her.
The jury was told that Mahmood had sex with her in the park.
She could recall nothing about it and woke up in Airedale General Hospital later that day, after Mahmood had called an ambulance.
Mr Bean said the woman was so heavily intoxicated she did not have “the freedom and capacity” to make a choice about whether to have sex with Mahmood.
He told the court he was well aware of her physical state and that she was not consenting. Her eyes were glazed and she was unable to stand.
The ambulance crew saw that her trousers were undone and there were bark and leaves in her underwear.
The jury was told that Mahmood admitted to having sex with the woman but said it was with her consent.
The trial continues.