An illegal immigrant went on to rape a woman twice after the authorities failed to deport him. Ashraf had applied for asylum in the UK on two occasions but despite being refused both times, he was not deported.
An illegal immigrant was free to carry out two rapes after authorities failed to deport him, a court heard.
Shoaib Ashraf stalked the 24 year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, near Inferno’s nightclub in Clapham, south London.
The Pakistani national, whose age is unknown but claims he is 20, then raped the woman twice in the early hours of April 29 this year, Inner London Crown Court heard.
Wearing a prison sweatshirt and clutching personal possessions, including a copy of the Koran, Ashraf spoke only to confirm his name and guilty pleas to two counts of rape.
The court heard that he had twice applied for asylum in the UK, but had not been deported despite being rejected on both occasions.
Adjourning proceedings, Judge Usha Karu told him: ‘You will next appear in court on October 12 when you will be sentenced.
‘I must warn you that the sentence that any court will pass will be one of custody and the fact that I have adjourned this case for reports is no indication that any other sentence is possible.’
Ashraf, who is also known by the name Atiq Rehman, of no fixed address, admitted two counts of rape.