A convicted Romanian rapist brutally attacked a young woman in her own home within weeks of arriving in Britain.
George-Josif Blaj, 20, fled to the UK after judges released him three years into a prison sentence for a horrific rape and three robberies in his home country.
Less than three months after arriving in Britain, he broke into the woman’s home in the early hours and throttled her until she was unconscious.
When she awoke, she begged him to take her money but he refused, flashing a knife at her, battering her with a spade and subjecting her to a violent rape.
Jailing him for 15 years yesterday, a judge branded Blaj a rapist ‘of the most extreme nature’.
The girl’s friends, meanwhile, said she stopped feeling safe in the UK and had emigrated for fear of further attacks.
And MPs demanded to know why a criminal with such an ‘appalling’ history of violence was ever allowed into the country.