A man who held a woman captive in a south London flat and subjected her to horrific physical and emotional abuse has been found guilty.

Nam Nguyen, of no fixed address, took control of the woman’s life over a ten-day period, holding her inside a Tulse Hill flat.

She managed to escape after jumping out of the window when she then ran to a nearby care home for help.

The woman was found with extensive injuries to her face and body.

Police have confirmed that she had been raped and repeatedly attacked.

An investigation was launched by police and Nguyen was identified as the suspect and arrested a short time later.

The victim spoke at length to officers about the horrific abuse she had faced, including vicious attacks, one of which resulted in a fracture to her spine.

She also told police that Nguyen took control of her finances and restrained her to stop her from leaving the flat.

This vital evidence, alongside CCTV and forensic evidence, led to the defendant’s conviction.

Nguyen will be sentenced at Inner London Crown Court on Friday, May 24.

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Conviction details in full

Nam Nguyen, 26 (05.05.97), of no fixed address, was found guilty of the following offences at Inner London Crown Court on Monday, 18 March.

- False imprisonment
- Controlling and coercive behaviour
- Wounding with intent
- Threats to kill
- Grievous bodily harm with intent
- Rape
- Actual bodily harm
- Administering a noxious thing
- Sexual assault

Detective Chief Superintendent Seb Adjei-Addoh, local policing commander in Lambeth and Southwark, said: "It's hard to imagine the pain and suffering this woman went through and I am pleased the man responsible for these awful crimes has been brought to justice.

"This is some of the worst offending our detectives have ever seen and I do not underestimate the impact having to speak at length about this has had on the victim.

“We will continue to support her in any way we can.

"This has been an incredibly complex investigation and I hope this outcome demonstrates how the Met is committed to tackling violence against women and girls.

“We will continue to ensure dangerous and predatory men face the consequences of their actions."