[Ed. – What about ‘when in Rome..?’]
A convicted rapist who escaped being deported from Britain went on to attack two more women before he was re-arrested.
Somalian Dahir Ibrahim successfully challenged a deportation order and was told he was allowed to stay in Britain after his release from a 10-year jail sentence for rape.
However, the 31-year-old, who was originally convicted in 2005, went on to sexually assault and beat two more young women as they walked through Birmingham city centre.
The terrifying attacks took place just six weeks apart in September and October 2014.
Both women suffered injuries and were helped by passers-by who called police.
Ibrahim has now been sentenced to life in prison and must serve a minimum of ten years for the offences.
His lawyer argued that Ibrahim did not know that his behaviour was “unacceptable” in Britain after witnessing numerous atrocities in his home country.
After his arrest, Ibrahim denied any involvement in the attacks but officers uncovered distinctive clothing described by the women during a search of his home, including a belt with a square silver buckle, a dark body warmer and a woolly hat.