Grime star Solo 45 accused of imprisoning and repeatedly raping four young women ‘because he got sexual thrill out of their fear held gun to one victim’s head’

A ‘sadistic’ grime star accused of imprisoning and repeatedly raping four young women held a gun to the head of one of his victims for the ‘sexual thrill’, a court heard today.

Andy Anokye, 32, who performs under the stage name Solo 45, denies 31 charges against him at Bristol Crown Court – including 22 counts of rape.

The charges, relating to four complainants, also include five counts of false imprisonment, two charges of assault by penetration and two charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Andy Anokye, 32, who performs under the stage name Solo 45, denies 31 charges of rape, false imprisonment, assault by penetration and assault against him at Bristol Crown Court Andy Anokye, 32, who performs under the stage name Solo 45, denies 31 charges of rape, false imprisonment, assault by penetration and assault against him at Bristol Crown Court Prosecuting, Christopher Quinlan QC said the musician, who is part of the grime collective Boy Better Know, had abused four women over a two-year period Prosecuting, Christopher Quinlan QC said the musician, who is part of the grime collective Boy Better Know, had abused four women over a two-year period

Anokye, who jurors were told was a member of the grime collective Boy Better Know, was accused of finding the fear he incited in his victims a sexual turn-on.

On Friday, the mother of one of the complainants in the case gave evidence to the court from behind a screen.

‘She told me that she had a gun held to […]

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