Tesfaye Bramble jailed for rape

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THE brother of Sunderland defender Titus Bramble has been jailed for rape.

Tesfaye Bramble, 31, was sent behind bars for four and a half years after an attack in Newcastle.

Tesfaye, from Ipswich, was found guilty at Leeds Crown Court in June in connection to the rape of a 19-year-old woman at a Newcastle city centre hotel in September last year.

Acting DI Phil Mordue of Northumbria Police’s Rape Investigation Team said: “We welcome the sentence brought by the court today.

“This was a difficult trial for the victim in this case, who should be praised for the strength, courage and belief she showed throughout.

“We urge anyone who has been a victim of any sexual assault, or knows of somebody who has been assaulted, to report it to police.

“We understand it can be difficult to come forward but we hope that outcomes such as today’s will reassure people that we investigate all allegations and will take action.”