7:10pm Monday 1st November 2010
By Sam Chadderton
A PARAMEDIC from the Ribble Valley broke in to a woman’s house and raped her in her own bed, a jury was told.
Shaun Clarke, 36, of Thirlmere Drive, Longridge, is facing trial at Preston Crown Court charged with one count of raping a woman on April 13, at an address in Preston.
He denies the offence, claiming sexual intercourse was consensual.
Preston Crown Court heard Clarke, who was based in Blackpool, acted like a ‘wild animal’ by ‘shouting and screaming’ at the woman.
Prosecutor Andrew Brown said the victim had been in bed around 7.30am when she heard banging.
The jury heard Clarke went up the stairs and into the bedroom, pulled the covers back and then forced himself on the woman.
He said: “Full sex took place despite her telling him she didn’t want it."
The jury was then shown a video of the victim’s police interview, recorded on the same day of the alleged attack.
She told PC Adele Woodburn that she heard a ‘horrendous banging’ coming from downstairs before Clarke appeared in her bedroom and ‘went absolutely ballistic’.
The woman said he pinned her arms behind her head, despite her attempts to stop the rape.
She said: “I tried telling him to stop, but there was no reasoning with him."
Once he had left, the woman called police and Clarke was later arrested.
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