A man from Dartford has been jailed for attempting to rape a woman in her home following a night out in Leeds.

Daniel Waller had downed “an enormous amount of alcohol” and taken cocaine on the night out when he stripped naked and pursued the victim round her living room, Bradford Crown Court heard.

Waller, of William Mundy Way in Dartford, pleaded guilty to two offences of attempted rape, a single count of sexual assault, and assaulting two police officers, all on the same night.

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Earlier this monrh, the 23-year-old was jailed for a total of four years and ordered to sign on the sex offender register for life.

Prosecutor Ian Howard said the woman allowed Waller to stay at her address after they both left Leeds at around 2.30am.

When he got there, he removed his jeans and said: “We are going to have fun, aren’t we?”

He stripped naked and attempted to rape the woman as she crawled away from him saying “no.”

He ripped off her bra and dragged her down on top of him, the court was told.

The assault ended when he passed out on the sofa.

The woman alerted other members of the public and they told him to leave the address but he grabbed one of them by the throat before falling asleep in the kitchen.

The police were called and found him heavily intoxicated with scratches and bruising on his body.

He was handcuffed and made offensive remarks to the two officers on the way to the police station, kicking out at them in the vehicle.

Waller had a previous conviction for possession of cocaine, cannabis and a bladed article, Mr Howard said.

In her victim personal statement, the woman said she cried a lot after the attack.

She had isolated herself but now felt she was moving on with her life.

Waller’s barrister, Andrew Stranex, said his behaviour that night was “utterly out of character.”

He was a hardworking man and his family was in court to support him.

He had come prepared for an immediate prison sentence and bitterly regretted the impact his behaviour had on his victim.

Recorder Richard Woolfall said Waller had no recollection of what had happened that night after taking cocaine and “an enormous amount of alcohol.”

He accepted his remorse was genuine and that he was “utterly ashamed” of the way he had behaved.

He had brought shame on his loving and supportive family, Recorder Woolfall said.

Waller had gone on to make highly offensive comments to the two arresting police officers and then assaulted them, although neither was injured.