A "controlling predator" from Stepney has been jailed after repeatedly raping and abusing a woman.

Mohammed Abu Hurayra Anik, 24, began his offences against the woman in February 2022.

On one occasion on July 15, the pair were walking together along the riverside of the Thames in Wapping.

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Anik launched an attack in which he punched the woman all over her body, tied her hands together and raped her.

This was the final straw for the victim, according to police.

She had suffered an onslaught of rape and mental and physical abuse in which she was on occasion threatened with a knife.

He was arrested on July 22 and was convicted at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Thursday, January 26.

He was found guilty of three counts of rape, one count of assault by penetration, one count of attempted rape, three counts of actual bodily harm, two counts of controlling or coercive behaviour and one count of threatening to disclose private photographs or videos.

He was sentenced at the same court on Wednesday, February 1 to 12 years' imprisonment in total.

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Det Con Charlotte Henderson said: "Anik is a controlling predator who subjected the victim to repeated abuse and suffering over a period of five months.

"Like all sexual offenders he is also a coward.

"He tried to lie and manipulate his way out of trouble; claiming the bruises he had inflicted on the victim were due to a skin condition and denying sexual offences.

"Her courage in reporting and persevering through the court process, despite the risks to her own mental and physical wellbeing, protects others from being targeted by Anik."