A foreign immigrant found guilty of raping a woman has been jailed for five years, placed on the sex offenders register and recommended for deportation after his sentence.

Herish Omer, 23, originally from Iraq but who lived at Key and Castle Yard, Norwich, pleaded not guilty to rape at Norwich Crown Court and not guilty to theft after being accused of stealing the victim’s mobile phone.

He was found guilty by the jury of raping the woman on August 31 but not guilty of theft.

Sentencing him Judge Simon Barham said: “You used some force to enable to carry out the rape.

“This has had a serious impact on her. I will make a recommendation that you should be deported at the end of your sentence.”