A sex attacker who raped a 15 year-old has been jailed for four years.

Saif Alhilali preyed on the teenager in Glasgow Green in the city's East End on March 5 2021.

The Iraqi-born 22 year-old had previously denied the crime during a trial late last year in Paisley.

Alhilali on Monday returned to the dock to be sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow.

Jurors found he had raped the girl while she was intoxicated and incapable of giving consent.

Judge Douglas Brown told Alhilali: "In relation to harm, rape can have a very significant and lasting effect on a victim.

"This was a young girl who you had never previously met. She was highly intoxicated and you took advantage of the situation."

First offender Alhilali, of the city's Maryhill, was also put on the sex offenders list indefinitely.

A relative of his broke down hysterically as he was jailed and had to be escorted out of the court room after the hearing.

Frances Connor, defending, earlier said that Alhilali believed the girl was the "instigator" for any sexual contact and that she was not "so under the influence" of drink.

He also reckoned the teenager was older than she was.

Miss Connor also stated: "Such a serious conviction is likely to affect his immigration status."