A man who claimed he was Chelsea FC striker Loic Remy before raping a woman at her home has been jailed.
Andrew Robinson, from Rosebank Avenue in Wembley , was found guilty of raping his 61-year-old victim, hours after meeting her at Champers bar in Eastcote, Hillingdon, on Wednesday (August 24) following a trial at the Old Bailey .
Police suspect he may have carried out other similar attacks in the past and are asking anyone who they believe to be his victim to get in contact.
The 37-year-old was jailed for nine years and told he had to sign the sex offenders register for the rest of his life.
The court heard how Robinson met his victim after getting into a cab with her outside a bar in Hillingdon in the early hours of July 26 2014. She had spent the evening in the bar with another man who also got in the cab.
Once back at the victim’s home in Pinner , Robinson became agitated with the other man following a dispute over Robinson’s claims that he was Chelsea squad player Remy. The man felt threatened and left, leaving Robinson alone with the victim.
The victim then asked Robinson to leave, but he asked to use the toilet before he did so. He then forced the victim into her bedroom where he raped her.
After the rape, Robinson left and the victim called police.
Officers from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command launched an investigation and following extensive CCTV analysis, coupled with forensic work, Robinson was identified as the suspect.
Police also traced the other man who attended the victim’s address and he managed to provide strong testimony to help build a case against Robinson.
He was arrested in December 2014 and subsequently charged with rape.
'It cannot be discounted that he hasn’t carried out this sort of attack before'
Detective Constable Damien Edgson led the investigation. He said: “I would like to praise the courage of the victim for coming to police to report this rape and for supporting the investigation. This has resulted in Andrew Robinson, a violent and dangerous man, being jailed for a considerable period of time.
“Robinson’s attack appears to have been calculated and it cannot be discounted that he hasn’t carried out this sort of attack before.
"I would appeal to anyone who believes they have been a victim of Andrew Robinson to have the confidence to contact police.”
Anyone who would like to speak to police can call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.