A man who tried to rape a woman and carry her away has been sentenced.

Jakub Kowalczyk, 35, of Argyle Road, W13 was sentenced to six years imprisonment yesterday after earlier pleading guilty to attempted rape at Isleworth Crown Court .

Mr Kowalczyk carried out the attack near Mattock Lane, pinning down the 41-year-old-victim in the shrubbery of a front garden.

A witness then phoned police as she could see the man was attempting to rape the woman.

Other people alerted by the disturbance then saw Mr Kowalczyk emerge from the undergrowth carrying the victim over his shoulders.

DC Alan Wong said: “Kowalczyk carried out a terrifying attack on a lone and vulnerable woman.

“Thankfully members of the public heard her calls for help and called police.

“As a result, Kowalczyk has now been brought to justice and deservedly imprisoned for this despicable act.”