A rapist whose victim has ongoing nightmares about his vile attacks has been jailed for eight years.

Kenneth Tarling was convicted after a trial of two counts of rape and appeared at Swansea Crown Court for sentencing.

The 29-year-old listened on from the dock as a victim personal statement was read to the court by prosecutor Ian Wright. In it she explained how she finds dealing with what happened "very difficult".

"When she falls asleep she has nightmares about the defendant," Mr Wright said.

"Because she is struggling to sleep she is tired in the day and is affecting her day-to-day routines.

"She has lost interest in her general habits and interests and has become anxious and depressed and is scared of being on her own.

"She feels she has let everybody down and every day is a battle."

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Ian Ibrahim, for Tarling, said the defendant had had a "difficult childhood".

"What has really shaped his future and affected him enormously is that his father passed away," Mr Ibrahim said.

"That was a tragic event for anybody and in his formative years he was told it was not his father.

"He is a hard worker and has a good work ethic. There were no threats or intimidation used here."

Tarling, of Blaenwaun in Whitland, Pembrokeshire, was jailed for eight years and a sexual harm prevention order was made.