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Vicarage rape victim Jill Saward dies

By Staff Reporter

Ealing vicarage rape victim Jill Saward has died aged 51.

The vicar's daughter, who became the first rape victim to waive her anonymity to speak about a sexual assault, was 21 when she was attacked at her home in 1986, while her father and boyfriend were tied up.

The attack received widespread attention, not just for its brutality, but also due to a comment in the subsequent trial, when judge Mr Justice Leonard said the trauma suffered by her "had not been so great".

She went on to write a book about the attack, and campaign on issues, including sexual violence and violence against women.

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