'Violent predator' kidnapped woman and attempted to rape her in van in Haringey

Tyrone Allert has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment (Met Police)
Tyrone Allert has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment (Met Police)

A “violent predator” has been jailed for the kidnap and attempted rape of a woman in Haringey.

Tyrone Allert was on Tuesday sentenced to 12 years imprisonment and five years on extended licence for the false imprisonment and attempted rape of a woman.

Police were called to Marsh Lane at around 11.40pm on July 24, 2022 to reports of a man standing at the back of a white van with his jeans pulled down and a woman screaming “help me” from inside the vehicle.

Another call to police reported that the same van, driven by Allert, had collided with six vehicles on nearby Warwick Road.

Officers later located the victim at an east London hospital where she was found with injuries consistent with beating. Her injuries were not life threatening.

Allert was arrested at his home address that same day on suspicion of kidnap and assault.

He was charged in July last year with attempted GBH with intent, assault ABH, attempted rape, rape, kidnap, racially aggravated harassment, assault of an emergency worker, possession of an offensive weapon and dangerous driving.

Snaresbrook Crown Court heard how the 28-year-old female victim had been drinking with friends and was picked up by Allert, who gave her more alcohol and drove around with her in the back of his van.

He repeatedly pulled over trying to have sex with the victim, attempting to beat her into submission.

After being taken into custody, Allert racially abused an officer before eventually assaulting him, causing injuries that required hospital treatment. The officer has since made a full recovery.

In an interview, Allert claimed that the victim had consented to getting into the van and having sex with him.

However, when his mobile phone was examined he had captured footage clips of himself verbally abusing and assaulting the victim.

In the footage, the victim was clearly heard saying that she did not want to have sex and at one point said “this is rape”.

She was also seen attempting to escape from the van, but Allert continually pushed her back inside.

Detective Constable Iain McDonald, investigating, said: “The victim-survivor in this case has been incredibly brave. Realising the danger she was in she fought tirelessly to escape Tyrone Allert who is a violent predator.

“We are dedicated to protecting women and girls, eradicating sexual violence caused largely at the hands of predatory men such as Allert, and to supporting those who are impacted by sexual assault and/or rape.

“The effects of sexual offences can be long lasting, but I sincerely hope that the victim can move forward with her life leaving Allert and his despicable actions behind her.”