A WIRRAL man has been jailed for ten years following the rape of a woman in 2022.

James Alldis was sentenced on Friday (July 5) at Liverpool Crown Court. The offence took place at a location on Wirral in 2022.

Alldis, 50, of Wilton Road, Tranmere, will also serve a further five years on an extended licence and be placed on the Sex Offender Register for life.

Speaking after the sentencing of Alldis, Detective Inspector Carla Cross from Merseyside Police's specialist Unity team said: "Alldis is a dangerous and predatory sex offender who will now serve a lengthy sentence, as well as being closely monitored upon his release.

"His victim has shown immense strength, courage and patience to get to this point, and we will continue to support her as she looks to move forward. Hopefully this outcome aids the process of her recovery in some way.

"Alldis showed absolutely no remorse for his actions, which undoubtedly added to the harm caused to his victim.

"We understand how difficult it can be to come forward and report serious sexual offences, so I want to take this opportunity to encourage anyone who has been a victim of a sexual offence or is concerned for the safety of someone they knows.

"Please be assured that we have a team of dedicated staff who will expertly and compassionately deal with your reports and we will do everything we can to bring offenders to justice.

"We take all such reports extremely seriously, and work with partner organisations, who are there to support victims every step of the way."

You can report rape, sexual assault and other sexual offences anonymously here

There is a lot of support available from specialist officers within Merseyside Police and through the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Victim Care Merseyside service delivered jointly by two registered charities.

You can contact Victim Care Merseyside for help whether you have reported a crime to the police or not, and no matter when the crime happened. Support is free and confidential. You can contact Victim Care Merseyside by: Calling Freephone 0808 175 3080 on weekdays between 8am and 6pm.

In Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral, support is provided by Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (RASA) Merseyside who are available on 0151 558 1801 and, in St Helens and Knowsley, by the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) Cheshire and Merseyside who can be contacted on 01925 221 546 or 0330 363 0063.