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Ex-special PC Michael Brock jailed for six years after attempted rape in Whitstable

By Danny Boyle
Michael Brock, pictured right as a PCSO, has been jailed for six years after attempted rape
Michael Brock, pictured right as a PCSO, has been jailed for six years after attempted rape

Michael Brock, pictured right as a PCSO, has been jailed for six years after attempted rape

by Paul Hooper

A Whitstable police special constable has today been jailed for six years for the attempted rape of a young woman forced to flee through the town half-naked.

Michael Brock – who served for three years as police community support officer and six months as a special – had denied the attack.

But a judge at Canterbury Crown Court heard the law student, who had planned a life as a lawyer, had now admitted that he lied to the jury.

At his trial, the 25 year old – who has a partner and child – had claimed the sex encounter with the 20-year-old was with her consent.

But now his barrister Danny Moore has revealed that since the jury's guilty verdict he had now confessed to the attack.

"you left a young woman terrified, injured and distressed running through the streets half-naked…” – judge adele williams

"There has now been a full confession and he now accepts that he is guilty. There is now remorse and for what it is worth he wishes to apologise. Although, he accepts, that is far too late.

"But if there were any people out there who doubted what she said, she is now entitled to say she has been backed up by this confession."

Judge Adele Williams said it was a brutal assault at night in the streets of Whitstable, which left her with 12 minor injuries.

"But the psychological damage done to her was far greater. You had a bright future but you threw it all away in that 20 to 30 minutes.

"You left a young woman terrified, injured and distressed running through the streets half-naked."

The victim had told how she was attacked by Brock, who used violence to pull off her trousers and knickers during the assault last December.

She fought back and managed to escape – leaving behind her trousers and knickers.

Canterbury Crown Court
Canterbury Crown Court

Michael Brock was jailed at Canterbury Crown Court

Brock, of Cornwallis Circle, Whitstable, had denied attempting to rape her.

But the girl revealed to police: "We met this man in Wall Tavern Pub where I was with my friends. He just tagged along.

"He claimed that he had lost his bank card and couldn't pay for the drinks and the landlady was getting pretty p***** off. So I said: 'Ok, we’ll go and find your bank card'.

"He then tried to kiss me, and I pushed him off. He then tried to grab me and pull me closer and then he tried to forcibly kiss me. That's when I shoved him and he went back a couple of feet and then I said: 'Don't come near me or I will run'.

"I then ran but he caught me. That's when he grabbed me and was pushing me about. He tried to push me between a wall and a car. I ended up on the floor, he either shoved me or I tripped.

"By then he was trying to get his... you know... out of his trousers. I could hear his belt rattling and I kept trying to get up and get away."

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