Nottinghamshire rapist jailed after victim's iCloud account traces him to Derbyshire pub

A sex beast who raped a woman in an alleyway and stole her phone was nailed when police tracked him down to a pub using his victim’s iCloud account.

Monday, 17th August 2020, 12:13 pm

Michael Doyle, 28, approached the woman and offered to walk her home after spotting her leaving a nightclub in the early hours of February 20.

He then dragged her down an alleyway in Nottingham city centre where he raped her before stealing her handbag which contained her mobile phone.

The victim bravely reported the attack to police and detectives logged onto her iCloud account to follow its movements.

Vile sex beast Michael Doyle has been jailed.

The phone was traced to a pub in Derbyshire and officers swooped the next day and arrested Doyle.

Doyle, of no fixed address, admitted rape and theft at Nottingham Crown Court and on Friday and he was jailed for nine-and-a-half years.

Detective Inspector Gareth Harding, of Nottinghamshire’s Public Protection Team, said: “Doyle’s actions on that evening were predatory and despicable.

“He approached a young woman and forced himself on her.

“Good police work allowed us to locate Doyle and make an arrest after the phone he stole from the victim was found to be in his possession.

“I’d like to commend the victim for their bravery throughout this investigation and hope today’s result brings them some closure.”

iCloud is a cloud storage system with an estimated 850 million users which allows people to store documents, photos, and music on remote servers.