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Canning Town rapist jailed following attack at knife point

Bodor Ahmed, 27, was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment on Tuesday morning (Pic-Met Police)

A man has been jailed for threatening a woman with a knife and raping her in Tower Hamlets. 

Bodor Ahmed, 27, approached a 29-year-old woman who was walking along St Ives Place after leaving Canning Town Underground Station. 

He threatened her with a knife and forced her into a residential property where he raped and sexually assaulted her despite her pleas for him to stop. 

A member of the public saw Ahmed threaten the victim outside the building and called the police. 

Officers arrived at the scene where they found the woman in a distressed state and arranged for her to receive specialist care. 

They also caught Ahmed who had attempted to flee through an underground car park. A large kitchen knife was found near to where he had been detained. 

He was arrested and taken into police custody before being charged the following day. 

Ahmed was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Tuesday, 30 November after previously pleading guilty to threatening a person with a knife and sexual assault. 

Detective Constable Robert Burkin, who worked on the investigation, said: “Ahmed’s actions were absolutely appalling. He armed himself with a knife before carrying out an unprovoked attack on a defenceless woman for his own perverse gratification.

“I would like to praise the victim for the bravery and integrity she has shown throughout the investigation. This was a terrifying ordeal, but I do hope this sentence will give her some sense of closure.

“I would also like to thank the member of the public who called police when they saw the woman in distress. Their quick thinking meant officers could respond swiftly and arrest Ahmed at the scene.”

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