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Man, 27, who raped woman, 29, at knifepoint in 'appalling, unprovoked attack' is jailed for 14 years

A rapist who held a woman at knifepoint in a horrific ordeal after stalking her in a London Tube station has been jailed for 14 years.

Bodor Ahmed, 27, followed his victim as she walked away from Canning Town Underground Station on July 19 last year.

At around 10.30pm, once they had reached a secluded street, Ahmed pulled out a knife and forced the terrified 29-year-old woman into a property where he raped her.

Unbeknownst to Ahmed, a member of the public witnessed him threatening the woman outside the building and called police.

Bodor Ahmed, 27, was jailed for 14 years after he pleaded guilty to rape, threatening a person with a knife and sexual assault

Ahmed stalked the woman as she walked home from Canning Town Underground Station (pictured) and grabbed her once she reached a secluded street

Officers arrived and found the victim in an 'extremely distressed' state, before arranging specialist care for her.

Ahmed tried to flee through an underground car park but was quickly detained by officers and a large kitchen knife was found nearby.

Ahmed, of Poplar, east London, admitted rape, threatening a person with a knife and sexual assault at Snaresbrook Crown Court. 

He was jailed for 14 years.

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.

Ahmed appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court for sentencing today after pleading guilty to all charges in September

'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.'