A "dangerous" Hemel Hempstead rapist has been jailed for 18 years for a number of sexual offences.

Frazer Manning was sentenced at Luton Crown Court on Friday (March 22) after being found guilty of two counts of rape, one count of controlling and coercive behaviour and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH).

The offences occurred between October 2020 and December 2021 and involved one female victim.

The man from Spring Lane was sentenced to 15 years in prison for one count of rape, six years and six months for a second count of rape, three years for controlling and coercive behaviour, and three years for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, to be served concurrently.

DC Tilly Andrews said: “The victim has shown incredible courage and strength throughout the court process.

“Becoming a victim of sexual assault is never your fault and if you’ve been a victim please report it.

Herts Advertiser: Frazer Manning, who has been sentenced to jail for 18 years.Frazer Manning, who has been sentenced to jail for 18 years. (Image: Hertfordshire Constabulary)

"We have specialist officers on hand to provide advice and support throughout an investigation.

“I hope this lengthy sentence will give the victim an opportunity to rebuild her life, safe in the knowledge that Manning will be spending a considerable amount of time behind bars.”

On the same day, Manning was sentenced for a separate assault (GBH), involving a male victim in September 2018.

The 31-year-old pleaded guilty to this offence in May 2023, and he has now been jailed for three years, to be served consecutive to the 15-year sentence for rape, taking his total to 18 years in prison.

He will remain on the sex offenders' register for life, and was served with a restraining order preventing him from contacting the victim.

DC Francis Mungai added: “The victim sustained significant injuries, which required hospital treatment.

“We are pleased Manning received a substantial sentence as he poses a dangerous threat to society."

Crimes can be reported to Hertfordshire police online at www.herts.police.uk/ro/report or by calling the police's non-emergency number 101.

Hertfordshire police's web chat function can be used by visiting herts.police.uk/contact.

Anonymous information can be given by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.