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Rapist who groomed teenager via Facebook is jailed

A man who groomed a teenager via Facebook and then raped her has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Imtiaz Baig sentenced to 16 years in prison for rape

Imtiaz Baig made contact with the 16-year-old through social media and spent months messaging her trying to arrange a meeting. He told her he was a businessman, who rented out prestige car and helicopters.

The 37-year-old tried to meet her on several occasions but she was wary of his motives and did not turn up. Finally he managed to persuade her to meet him at a hotel in Newark on August 29 2015.

He plied her with alcoholic drinks and raped her.

Baig, of Straight Drove, Farcet, near Peterborough, was convicted following a trial in January and sentenced yesterday at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

This case underlines the lengths that dangerous individuals like Baig will go to in order to entice a child to engage in sexual activity.

I would like to pay tribute to the courage of the victim. Despite the trauma of the incident and the effect of the alcohol he had persuaded her to drink, she had the presence of mind to take his clothing and other belongings to prevent him from fleeing the hotel.

Her brother, whom she had already arranged to meet to pick her up, sensibly took her to Newark Police Station where excellent work by the officer who met ensured that crucial evidence, including the telephone correspondence between Baig and the girl, was quicky obtained.

– Detective Inspector Nikki Smith of Nottinghamshire Police

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Police appeal for man wanted in connection with bank robbery

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing the man caught on CCTV in connection with a Netherfield bank robbery.

The incient took place in a TSB in Victoria Road, Netherfield, at about 3.45pm on 1 February, where he threatened a bank worker before she handed over cash.

The man is described as Asian, in his 40s and about 5ft 7ins tall.

If you recognise this man or you have any information please contact police on 101.

Police appeal for couple wanted in connection with fraud

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Nottinghamshire Police
Do you recognise this woman? Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police are appealing for help in tracing the man and woman pictured.

Police would like to speak to the couple in with a fraud at the Co-Op store on Bridgford Road, West Bridgford on 20 December.

If you recognise them or think you can help, please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 000349 of 20/12/2016.

Police appeal after New Year's Eve assault

Police would like to speak to the man pictured in connection with an assault Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police are appealing to the public for help in recognising the two men pictured.

Police want to speak to the males in connection with an assault that took place on New Year's Eve at the McDonalds in Lower Parliament Street.

If you recognise them or think you can help, please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police would like to speak to the man pictured in connection with an assault Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

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Police appeal for help in identifying man

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police would like to speak to the man pictured, as they believe he may have vital information which could assist an on-going investigation into a case of perverting the course of justice.

If anybody recognises the man in the picture, which was taken in a shop in Haydn Road, New Basford, in November 2015, they should telephone Nottinghamshire Police on 101 and ask to speak to DC Simon Harrison.

Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police appeal for woman caught on CCTV

Do you recognise this woman? Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police are appealing for information on a woman caught on CCTV.

They wish to speak to her in connection with a theft of a phone at the Barclays store in Station Street, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, on 10 November 2015.

If you recognise her or think you can help, please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 398 of 16 November.

Nottinghamshire Police appeal for missing girl

16-year-old Rebecca Smith Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police are asking the public to look out for a missing teenager from Wollaton who has not been seen or heard from since 9 December 2015.

Officers are concerned for the welfare and well-being of 16-year-old Rebecca Smith, who is diabetic and does not have access to her insulin.

She went missing last week but was found on 4 December 2015.

Rebecca is white, of a proportionate build and 5ft 5in tall, with long brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a black parker coat with grey fur around the hood, along with denim jeans and grey trainers.

If you see Rebecca or have any knowledge where she might be please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 710 of 10 December.

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