‘Life’ for targeting lone women
A man who targeted lone women and forced them into secluded areas has been jailed.
Dominic Hill, 32, pleaded guilty to two counts of kidnapping. On Wednesday 5 April 2017, he was sentenced to life in prison at Manchester Crown Court. Hill was sentenced with a minimum term of six years. He has been ordered to sign the sex offender’s register for life.
Hill approached a 22-year-old woman shortly after 7am on Saturday 6 February 2016. The woman was waiting alone at a bus stop on Reddish Road in Stockport.
He told her to “get up” and grabbed her by the arm and dragged her to her feet. He pushed her down the side of nearby public toilets and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the woman managed to kick out at Hill, who then fled the scene.
On the morning of Tuesday 23 February 2016, Hill followed a 24-year-old woman to a bus stop. He approached her and placed one hand over her mouth and one round her waist. The woman tried to get free, but Hill picked her up. He carried her to a nearby driveway and pinned her to the floor. The woman managed to kick free and Hill fled.
Hill was arrested on suspicion of two counts of kidnapping and was recalled to prison.
Detective Constable James Grundy of GMP’s Stockport Borough said: “Hill is a sexual predator who forced women into secluded areas and instilled fear into them.
“Everyone has the right to go about their daily lives without fear of being attacked and we will not tolerate this.
“Help and support will always be there for people who want to come forward and report sexual offences or speak to someone about concerns they may have.
“Thankfully Hill is now behind bars where he can’t target any more women”.