Northamptonshire man denies attempted abductions of two women

Northampton Crown Court

Northampton Crown Court

A self-confessed “hapless” mugger who admits targeting women walking home late at night denies they were sexually-motivated attempted abductions.

Peter Smith, 33, told police he was short of money when he decided to rob two women in separate attacks, three months apart, in Market Harborough and Desborough. He is accused of attempting to kidnap them for sexually-motivated reasons.

Smith, of Rushton Road, Rothwell, is charged with possessing a Stanley knife, kidnap and sexual assault of a 23-year-old woman in Market Harborough on November 17 last year and attempted kidnap of a 17-year-old woman in Desborough on February 18.

 

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