Lothians police officer accused of double rape

Glasgow High Court heard that Anwar is accused of raping the woman on two occasions. Picture: PA

Glasgow High Court heard that Anwar is accused of raping the woman on two occasions. Picture: PA

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A WOMAN has told a court how she was raped twice by a police officer who carried out a campaign of harassment against her.

The 44-year-old was giving evidence at the trial of Khalid Anwar, who was serving with the former Lothian and Borders Police force at the time of the alleged ­attacks.

Anwar, 40, is accused of raping the woman on two occasions in 2011 at a property in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire.

The woman – who cannot be named for legal reasons – said that one of the alleged rapes took place after having consensual sex four times in one day, but said she did not agree to a fifth sex ­session.

She told the High Court in Glasgow yesterday that the officer “bombarded” her with texts and e-mails as part of the intimidation campaign following the alleged rapes.

She said: “There were instances where he would turn up at the house ­uninvited and stuff and I didn’t know how I was going to get rid of him. Some of the stuff was quite intimidating.

“He would stand outside my back garden for hours and he would park his car in my drive so I was trapped in.”

The woman told the court that Anwar, from Edinburgh, slapped her when he turned up to her house one morning after she had returned from her night shift.

The jury heard of a phone call made in January last year when Anwar allegedly told her: “I’m going to f*** you up.” The court was read a ­series of text messages exchanged between Anwar and his alleged victim.

In one message he told her: “I hope you f****** electrocute yourself and die and you lay ­undiscovered and your pets eat you.”

The woman told the court that on another ­occasion he turned up to her house with a box.

She said: “As soon as I opened the door he put his foot in the door. I told him to leave, I told him to go, I still don’t know what was in the box.”

The court heard that eventually the woman ran to her bedroom and was able to dial 999.

Anwar denies the charges, including raping his alleged victim twice between April and October 2011, and has lodged a special defence of consent.

The trial continues.