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Serial rapist Colin William Babbage jailed for raping woman at knifepoint in Newcastle

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Updated August 23 2023 - 8:03am, first published 5:30am
'I'll cut your head off': serial rapist attacked four women over 43 years
'I'll cut your head off': serial rapist attacked four women over 43 years

WITH a knife to the throat of his most recent victim, 64-year-old Colin William Babbage uttered a terrifying threat.

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Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.

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