A BRUTAL sex attacker who badly hurt an 83-year-old woman and tried to abduct a 15-year-old girl on the same day has been jailed for 11 years.

Martin Maughan, 31, of no fixed address, approached the teenager in Slough on August 24 while she was walking in Essex Avenue.

He asked her for directions and if she could put the details into the satnav in his car.

Maughan then attempted to force her into his car. She fought him off and ran.

Maughan then drove to an address in Stoke Poges where he approached an 83-year-old woman outside her house.

He told her that there was a water leak at her property, forced his way in and and subjected her to a serious sexual assault injuring her badly as she fought back. She suffered a blow to the head. Maughan then fled and went on a shoplifting spree.

The wanted man's car was spotted by a police vehicle and a chase followed during which Maughan repeatedly rammed the police vehicle, escaping by driving down the M25 and M4. His vehicle was subsequently abandoned.

He was pursued again after a shoplifting offence at B&Q in Slough escaping again by driving the wrong way down the M4.

On August 28 Maughan’s stationary car was spotted and he was arrested. He appeared drunk and refused to provide a specimen of breath.

On December 5 he pleaded guilty to one count of attempted kidnap, two counts of sexual assault, one count of trespassing with intent to commit a sexual offence, one count of theft, two counts of dangerous driving, two counts of aggravated vehicle taking, one count of driving whilst disqualified and one count of failing to provide a specimen for a breath test

On Wednesday he was sentenced to a total of 11 years and one month in prison at Reading Crown Court and will be on the sex offenders' list for life.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Matt Stone, of Reading Force CID, said: “These offences against two significantly different victims were both sexually motivated, rapid and violent, and this sentence reflects the serious risk that Maughan presents to the public."

He praised the bravery of the victims and said their evidence has helped the police in the case against Maughan.