Woman tells jury she was “scared for her life” as she claimed she was violently raped

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A WOMAN told a court she was “scared for her life” as she claimed she was violently raped.

The alleged victim claims she was beaten up and bitten on her face by Liam Boagey, 25, in a sex attack.

Teesside Crown Court heard how the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, suffered numerous injuries in the alleged incident.

They included bruising to her shoulder, breast and the inside of her thigh, which she says was from Boagey grabbing her.

The court also heard she suffered swelling around one of her ears and a bite mark on her jaw.

She said she punched Boagey a number of times during the incident, which she claimed was in self defence.

Boagey, of Sheriff Street, Hartlepool, denies charges of rape, attempted rape, sexual assault and actual bodily harm.

He claims he had “rough sex” with her and claims it was consensual.

Ian Mullarkey, prosecuting, asked the woman: “Did you consent to what happened between you and Mr Boagey?” to which she said: “No”.

After the alleged incident last year the woman got in touch with her mother and the matter was reported to police.

A neighbour to the house where the rape is alleged to have happened told the court she heard the alleged victim shouting “get off me” at the top of her voice several times.

The case continues.