Man jailed for rape after ambushing woman near Canning Town Tube

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A man who threatened to stab a woman in London’s Canning Town has been jailed for 14 years.

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Bodor Ahmed, 27, ambushed the victim on July 19 last year at around 10.20 pm as she left the Canning Town underground station and took her to a residential property.

Once inside the property, he raped and sexually assaulted her – despite the victim’s repeated pleas to stop.

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The police were called by a member of the public who saw Ahmed threatening the woman outside the building.

Officers reached the spot where they found the woman extremely distressed and arranged for her specialist care.

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Ahmed attempted to escape from an underground car park, but was confronted by officers who were able to detain him. A large kitchen knife was found nearby.

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

Ahmed pleaded guilty to raping a man with knife-threatening and sexual assault on September 1, 2020, at Snarebook Crown Court.

He was sentenced to 14 years in the same court on Tuesday.

Detective Constable Robert Birkin, who worked on the investigation, said: “Ahmed’s actions were absolutely appalling. He armed himself with a knife before unprovoking assault on a defenseless woman to his perverted satisfaction.

“I want to commend the victim for her bravery and honesty during the entire investigation. It was a terrifying ordeal, but I hope this sentence will give her a sense of closure.

“I’d also like to thank the member of the public who called the police after seeing the woman in distress. Her quick thinking meant that officers could respond faster and arrest Ahmed at the scene.”

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