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Canterbury: Lengthy jail sentences expected following rape in Holman's Meadow car park

Three men are facing long jail sentences after admitting raping a woman in a city centre car park.

The attack happened in April in the area of Holman's Meadow in Canterbury.

Sali Amet, 23, of Preston Street in Faversham, Omer Engin, 24, of Hoades Wood Road in Sturry, and Salih Altun, 25 of East Street in Faversham, all pleaded guilty to rape.

Holman's Meadow car park in Canterbury
Holman's Meadow car park in Canterbury

Canterbury Crown Court heard how part of the incident was caught on CCTV and a 10-minute section will be played to the judge.

Judge Heather Norton adjourned sentence until June for the preparation of probation reports on the men and an assessment of what level of danger they pose to the public.

At the hearing, which was simultaneously translated into Turkish, Altun admitted two charges of rape and Amet and Engin, one each.

The judge heard that the Crown Prosecution Service is still awaiting toxicology reports and the victim remembered little of the attacks.

Judge Norton told them: “At the next hearing you will receive custodial sentences and you should expect them to be of some length.”

The three were also told they were now subject of notification under the Sexual Offences Act and would have to inform police where they propose to live, details of any bank accounts and if they intended to travel abroad.

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