A man has been jailed for six years after raping a 14-year-old girl as they were on their way to a fireworks display. The girl cried and begged Fesal Aidarus, then aged 17, to stop but he continued his sickening attack.

The pair were with a friend on their way to a fireworks display in Birmingham in October 2015 with another person when they stopped at a car park and the friend left the vehicle to make a phone call.

Aidarus and the girl, who met through a mutual friend, also left the car and he asked her to perform a sex act on him. She refused and said she would go and find their friend, but Aidarus became more insistent and demanded she have sex with him. The girl again refused but Aidarus raped her.

Scared of what might happen next, the girl got back in the car and pleaded to be taken home. She was told she could go home after they had watched the fireworks. Eventually she was dropped off at her house, West Midlands Police said.

Aidarus, now 19, of Hillmead Road, Kings Norton, was arrested two days later after being seen near the location of the attack. He later denied rape but was found guilty after a four-day trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

On 9 November, he was sentenced to six years in prison and made to sign the sex offenders' register for life.

Speaking after the sentencing, Detective Inspector Tony Parkes said: "This was a horrific attack where this vulnerable young girl was taken advantage of.

"Despite the girl crying and repeatedly telling him to stop, Aidarus continued his sickening attack on the frightened teenager.

"There are no excuses or grey areas when it comes to rape - if someone says no, then it is a criminal offence and our officers have a proven track record for bringing offenders to justice."

DI Parkes also praised the bravery of the teenage victim. He said: "I would like to commend the young girl in this case for her courage. As well as helping secure a lengthy jail term for Aidarus preventing him from harming others, she will undoubtedly be a source of strength and inspiration for people who are in a situation similar to hers."