AN axe-wielding rapist from Cudworth has been jailed for 14 years.

Jamie Goose, 35, of Acre Road, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown on Wednesday after pleading guilty to a series of violent offences including rape and non-fatal strangulation.

Goose, equipped with an axe and a knife, followed his victim upstairs - after smashing through her patio doors - on April 24.

He then raped her and told her she ‘deserved to be treated like that’ before leaving the address.

Detective Constable Alice Gilbert said: “The victim has shown great bravery and we would like to thank her for her support during the investigation.

“She has acted with dignity and strength throughout the investigation, we hope this sentencing helps the victim attempt to move on with her life and keeps her and the public safe from such a dangerous and depraved man.”