A dangerous man attacked a woman for hours and left her unconscious on multiple occasions.

Sam Everitt assaulted the woman throughout the night and into the early hours of the morning while the pair travelled from London to West Sussex.

Everitt, 34, knocked the woman out on multiple occasions in the prolonged attack which left the woman in hospital.

The roofer, of no fixed address, admitted the attack and was jailed.

Chichester Crown Court heard how Everitt and the woman in her 40s were travelling from Croydon to Horsham on the evening of August 15 last year when the attack began.


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Everitt carried out the prolonged attack for a number of hours and into the morning of August 16.

His victim was left unconscious on multiple occasions and required hospital treatment.

She reported the assault on August 18 and Everitt was arrested two months later.

He admitted causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Sussex Police DC Dan Griffiths said: “This was a distressing and prolonged attack on a vulnerable victim who suffered serious injuries as a result of Everitt’s actions.

“Within nine hours of Everitt being in custody, our staff had the evidence collated and he was charged and remanded for court.

“This case shows really good evidence of teams working together for the common goal – to get offenders brought to justice. A dangerous criminal is behind bars and our victim is protected.”

Everitt was jailed for three years and seven months and handed a five-year restraining order against his victim.