Jill Saward, British campaigner and rape victim, Died at 51


Jill Saward was born on January 14, 1965, and died on January 5, 2017.

She was best known as the victim of the 1986 Ealing Vicarage Rape, a crime that scandalized the UK and led indirectly to changes in the law.

Jill was educated at Lady Margaret School in southwest London.

Jill’s father, Rev Michael Saward, became vicar of St Mary’s, Ealing, in 1978.

She came to prominence after when a gang of burglars broke into her home at lunchtime on 6 March 1986.

Saward father and boyfriend were tied up and received fractured skulls, while she was raped.

That rape incident received considerable international media coverage because her home was the Ealing Vicarage – her father was the Vicar of Ealing and the attack was soon labeled by the media as The Ealing Vicarage Rape Attack.

She died in New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton.

Jill Saward passed away at 51 years old.