Man wanted for rape after forced marriage in Bethnal Green

POLICE are hunting a man wanted for rape after he was involved in a forced marriage.

Cops are trying to trace Monir Abdul Kashim, aged about 40, who they believe married a 15-year-old girl in Bethnal Green against her will in 2007 and subsequently raped her.

The Met’s Child Abuse Investigation Team believe that Kashim also sexually assaulted the girl’s 12-year-old sister.

Officers have been investigating the case since it was reported to them in 2009 but have been unable to trace the man, who may also go under a different name.

The think he may have fled the UK back to his native Bangladesh but it is believed he may also have links to Birmingham.

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Anyone with information is asked to the police on 020 8217 6499 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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