August 2023

Former mayor convicted of rape

A former mayor of Wisbech has been convicted of raping a woman at her home in the town.

Aigars Balsevics, 42, went to the woman’s home on 24 May 2021.

While there he raped the victim, despite her crying and repeatedly telling him no.

When she tried to get away Balsevics stopped her from leaving the room and then brutally raped her again.

After the attack, the distressed victim contacted two friends who arrived at the property and Balsevics left.

The woman reported what happened to police and Balsevics was arrested in the early hours of the following day (25 May).

Balsevics, of Burcroft Road, Wisbech, denied two charges of rape and went on trial at Peterborough Crown Court.

Yesterday (31 July) he was found guilty on both counts.

He will be sentenced at the same court on 11 August.