A RAPIST who was caught after he mistakenly left his DNA at the scene of the attack was today jailed for seven years.

Bradford Crown Court heard that Dawood Mohammed, of Roper Lane, Queensbury, raped a prostitute twice in the beer garden of a pub in Manningham.

The sentencing hearing was told how the 26-year-old thought he had taken his used condom away, but forensics later proved otherwise.

Prosecutor Philip Standfast said: “He had taken the wrong condom from the scene. Scientific evidence later proved that.”

Mr Standfast told the court that the rapes happened in the early hours of the morning of August 11, 2014, behind the Harp of Erin pub.

The victim was working as a prostitute in the Manningham area at the time, added Mr Standfast, and had had consensual sex with Mohammed three days earlier which he had paid for.

Mr Standfast said the pair met again and went into the pub’s beer garden.

“There was a confrontation between them,” said Mr Standfast.

“He told her not to scream.”

Mohammed then raped his victim, who cannot be named, twice.

Judge David Hatton told Mohammed he had forced the woman against her will to have sex, and added: “The nature of that woman’s work does not affect, one jot, the seriousness of your offending, nor the inevitable trauma that she will have suffered.”

He had pleaded guilty earlier this year to two charges of rape. He was initially deemed unfit to plead because of mental health issues, and found guilty after a trial in January 2015.

On February 12 this year, Mohammed was deemed fit to give pleas to the charges and he has been in custody ever since, the court was told.

Fiona Clancy, for Mohammed, said her client had previously suffered from acute paranoid schizophrenia.

She said: “Consider his mental health as a mitigating factor, but in no way an excuse. He was suffering from distorted thought and behavioural patterns at the time.”

Judge Hatton gave Mohammed seven years in prison for each charge, to run concurrently.