'Vampire attack' couple a no-show in Cape Town court

2016-12-29 13:11


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - A couple accused of biting and attempting to rape a drinking buddy, in what has been dubbed a "vampire attack", missed their court appearance in Cape Town on Thursday because they were not transported there from prison.

Vincent Walters and his girlfriend, Noleen de Grame, were supposed to have appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court for a bail application in connection with charges of attempted rape and robbery, but the case was postponed to Friday when they did not arrive.

A friend, Theresa Simons, accused the pair of allegedly drugging her, biting her, and trying to suck her blood, as well as trying to rape her after a long wine-fuelled visit on November 5.

According to reports on Independent Online and in The Daily Voice, the Brooklyn woman claimed that she and her husband were visiting the couple and that, during the course of the day, they went through four boxes of wine together.

She alleged that she started feeling as though she had been drugged and that De Grame had allegedly held her down and bit her on her stomach and lower back, and that Walters had stabbed her.

IOL reported that when she started praying, Walters allegedly told her: "Don’t say God here, Satan wants you."

Walters and De Grame were arrested the following week.

Simons has since told The Daily Voice that she had been given a second chance in life and had cut down on her drinking.

A large group of people arrived at the court on Thursday in support of Walters, among them his sister and brother, and had a consultation with a lawyer outside the court.

They did not want to speak to the media.

Read more on:    cape town  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.