South London man kept woman captive, raped and beat her in 10-day reign of terror

By Staff

A South London man who subjected a woman to a campaign of physical and emotional abuse has been convicted. Nam Nguyen took control of the woman’s life over a 10-day period in September 2023 and held her captive inside a flat in Tulse Hill.

She managed to escape after jumping from a window. She ran to a nearby care home where she was found with extensive injuries to her face and body.

She had been raped and repeatedly attacked. Officers were called and the Met launched an investigation.

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Nguyen was identified as the suspect and arrested nearby a short time later. The victim spoke at length to officers about the horrific abuse she had faced, including vicious attacks, one of which resulted in a fracture to her spine.

Detective Chief Superintendent Seb Adjei-Addoh, local policing commander in Lambeth and Southwark, said: “It’s hard to imagine the pain and suffering this woman went through and I am pleased the man responsible for these awful crimes has been brought to justice. This is some of the worst offending our detectives have ever seen and I do not underestimate the impact having to speak at length about this has had on the victim.

“We will continue to support her in any way we can. This has been an incredibly complex investigation and I hope this outcome demonstrates how the Met is committed to tackling violence against women and girls.

“We will continue to ensure dangerous and predatory men face the consequences of their actions.” Nguyen will be sentenced at Inner London Crown Court on Friday, May 24.

Nguyen, 26, of no fixed address, was found guilty of the following offences at Inner London Crown Court on Monday, March 18.

  • False imprisonment
  • Wounding with intent
  • Threats to kill
  • Grievous bodily harm with intent
  • Rape
  • Actual bodily harm
  • Administering a noxious thing
  • Sexual assault

Anyone experiencing domestic abuse should come forward and report it to the police. Specially trained officers will be able to support you. Report information online or call 999 in an emergency. You can also contact the National Domestic Abuse helpline on 0808 2000 247.

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