A rapist whose victim pleaded for mercy as a he tried to throttle her during the attack has been jailed.
Paul Woodward, 35, of Greenwood Avenue, Cheshunt, was convicted of the rape and strangulation of a 22-year-old woman.
Woodward attacked the woman in June in woodland close to Waltham Cross Country Club in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.
The jury at St Albans Crown Court heard the victim had become separated from friends on a night out at at the country club when Woodward attacked her.
>>>>Stuart Trimmer, prosecuting, said handmarks on her neck were analysed and a DNA profile was obtained which matched the defendant.<<<<
Woodward was jailed for seven-and-a-half years.