Judge blasted by campaigners

Date: 
Monday, 29 July, 2013

A judge was blasted by campaigners yesterday after a a rape victim was made to sit through CCTV footage of her sickening sex attack. She was forced to relive her ordeal at the hands of Mohammed Azim as he smashed a bottle over her head, dragged her into a nearby factory by the hair and raped her for 25 minutes. Azim, 31, was convicted but charity Rape Crisis blasted the trial judge’s decision to put the victim through more pain so lawyers could quiz her about the video. Chief executive Yvonne Traynor said: 'The judge had an opportunity to decide what to do and blatantly made the wrong decision.'