A man who punched a girl unconscious and attempted to rape her has been jailed for seven years.
Liam James Ferrie, 22, from Corby, was sentenced at Northampton Crown Court this week to seven years for the vicious attack on an 18-year-old girl.
On Wednesday, December 5, Ferrie appeared in court for an offence that occurred in February 2011 where the victim was attacked in the Willowbrook Road area of Corby.
The victim was punched several times and rendered unconscious. Ferrie had pleaded guilty to attempted rape and assault at a previous hearing.
On Wednesday the judge sentenced him to five years for attempted rape and two years for assault, both to run concurrently.
He was also made subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order which will restrict his movements upon release from prison as well as placing him on the Sex Offenders Register.
During sentencing, the judge commended a motorist who stopped to help the victim, took her home and assisted the police in the investigation.