A man has been jailed for 11 years for the kidnap and strangulation of a 15-year-old girl in Salford
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Jacob Lee (DOB: 20/01/1992) of Pilgrims Way in Salford was sentenced to 11 years in jail after he pleaded guilty to the kidnap and strangulation of a 15-year-old girl as she was walking in Salford.
The court heard how on the evening of Tuesday 29 November 2022, the 15-year-old was walking along Princes Avenue in Salford when she was approached from behind by Lees who then dragged her off before attempting to strangle her.
The girl managed to fight off her attacker and escape before bravely reporting the incident to police.
An investigation was immediately launched by officers and Detectives in Salford and following quick forensic work of evidential items recovered at the scene, Lees was identified, arrested and charged.
The evidence officers compiled during their investigation compelled Lees to plead guilty to the kidnap and strangulation of the 15-year-old and secured a jail sentence of 11 years.
During sentencing, the judge was heard to describe Lee as a dangerous offender who represents a great risk to women.
Detective Constable Stuart Bentley of GMP Salford Division said: “I firstly want to commend the young victim and her family for their strength and bravery in reporting this incident to Greater Manchester Police.
“As a team, we are pleased that our hard work and dedication have secured a conviction and put a dangerous offender behind bars, ensuring justice for the victim and protecting other women and girls.
“I hope the outcome of this case encourages other victims to come forward. I can assure you that we take all reports of violence seriously and will support victims throughout our investigations.
“If you have any information regarding any such crimes, we encourage you to get in touch.”
You can contact police 24 hours a day via 101 or through our Live Chat function on our website, www.gmp.police.uk. You can also pass information anonymously through the independent charity – Crimestoppers – on 0800 555 111.”