A retired police sergeant has been jailed for 11 years after being convicted of raping a woman on two occasions, including one while he was on duty.

Monster Derek Seekings, formerly of Surrey Police, retired from the force in 2005 and was charged with the offences in July 2019.

Prosecutor Jennifer Gray read out a victim impact statement, with the court hearing how Seekings' not guilty plea caused her "panic attacks" and "many dark moments".

The statement read: "Every contact regarding the trial heightened my anxiety. At times I thought I was suffering a cardiac arrest and thought I would not be able to continue."

Seekings, 66, from Farnborough, Hampshire, was found guilty at an earlier hearing at Brighton Crown Court, Surrey Live reports.

Seekings was told he would be placed on the sex offenders' register indefinitely at a hearing at Lewes Crown Court for the attacks that took place between 1994 and 2000.

Ms Gray added: "She made it very clear to him she didn’t want to have sex with him, he carried on regardless and he raped her."

The jury was also told the disgraced ex-sergeant was suspended from duty for a number of months and demoted to PC in the late 1990s following a car accident which led to a driving conviction.

Seekings has been jailed for 11 years

Seekings, who retired as a sergeant after 32 years' service, was originally charged with seven offences of rape before the indictment was amended to two counts.

Judge Stephen Mooney said the defendant's role in the force was an aggravating factor in the crime and his actions were a breach of the public's trust in him.

The judge added that his victim suffered "severe psychological harm" as a result of the attacks.