GIRL, 17, DRAGGED FROM PIZZA RESTAURANT & RAPED IN NEARBY PARK

A teenage girl was dragged from pizza restaurant before she was raped, stabbed and left for dead in a park, a jury heard.

Costica Voedes, 33, of Epsom, is accused of dragging the 17-year-old from the restaurant with a knife to her throat.

She was then dragged to a nearby park where he raped her and plunged a knife into her stomach, a court heard.

The teenager was found by police and taken to hospital where she used Google translate to tell staff she had been raped.

Voedes had been arrested and was on bail for raping another woman before he attacked her at the restaurant in Epsom, Surrey, the court heard.

He denies five counts of rape, making threats to kill, wounding with intent and attempted murder.

Dominic Connolly, prosecuting, said that Voedes on June 17 broke into the pizza restaurant at about 10.10pm.

The kitchen door had been left open due to hot weather.

There he is said to have grabbed a another woman by the hair and was armed with a knife, the jury heard. But she managed to wriggle free.

Costica Voedes is said to have raped the teenager in a nearby park (Photo: Google Streetview)

Mr Connolly said: “She screamed because she didn’t know what was happening but luckily she managed to break free and ran out of the kitchen and onto the street where she hid behind a parked car.”

The store manager had seen the intruder and raised both of his arms to try to intervene, not realising he was armed.

“It was then that he saw that he had in his hand a knife,” said Mr Connolly.

“Mr Voedes held the 12-inch steel blade at about head height and then brought it down in a cutting action straight into him.”

Most of the staff had fled outside and saw Voedes appear with the teenager still carrying the knife moments later, the jury were told.

Relaying the words of the manager, Mr Connolly said: “She looked petrified.”

He then dragged her to an area with long grass in the Court Recreation Ground in Epsom.

She was found by police officers later on in the same park with a one-inch stab wound in her lower abdomen.

“The account that she gave was truly harrowing”, said Mr Connolly.

“He said he wanted to die with her. He then put his hand on her stomach as if to see if she was still breathing.”

When she held her breath, he got up and walked off – thinking her to be dead.

Voedes then called someone to tell them he had just killed her, Guilford Crown Court heard.

The jury was told Voedes had admitted various charges relating to the attack including possessing an offensive weapon, witness intimidation, kidnap another count of wounding with intent.

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