Jail for Martock chef
Tom Wade-Allison, 25, of Martock, was sentenced to 24 years in jail at Exeter Crown Court today.
Wade-Allison was convicted following a three-year investigation. He was found guilty of rape, attempted rape and sexual assault. His victims, five young women from Somerset and Devon, whose drinks he spiked before sexually assaulting them. The crimes took place over a period of 18 months between 2016 and 2017.
The judge praised the victims for their bravery in coming forward and alerting police to what had happened. He commended the officer on the case for the work that went into bringing Wade-Allison to justice.
Investigating officer DC Simon Fennell noted: “Tom Wade-Allison deserves a lengthy prison sentence that reflects the magnitude of his actions and behaviour. His crimes will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on his victims’ lives. This has been a long, emotionally and mentally draining journey for each of them. They are survivors, and their courage and determination to see this case through to its conclusion is testament to this.”
Today the Police are sending out a message to victims of sexual assault. If you’ve been a victim of sexual abuse, recent or non-recent, you don’t have to speak to the police. You can self-refer to The Bridge, a Sexual Assault Referral Centre available 24/7 365 days a year. Visit their website at thebridgecanhelp.org.uk or call 0117 342 6999.