An abusive man threatened to share explicit images of a woman he had raped to manipulate and control her.

Tanbir Ahmed, of Lodge Avenue in Dagenham, has been jailed after the victim first alerted police about the sexual attacks in November 2021.

She reported she was raped on two occasions by Ahmed.

The victim said that Ahmed was also controlling and would threaten to share explicit images of her to family and friends.

Ahmed was arrested by police and charged with various offences on October 16, 2021.

But due to court delays, the trial only commenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court in January this year.

Barking and Dagenham Post: A mugshot of Tanbir AhmedA mugshot of Tanbir Ahmed (Image: Met Police)

On January 26, the 37-year-old was found guilty of two counts of rape, one count of controlling and coercive behaviour and one count of criminal damage.

He was remanded in custody and was sentenced to 15 years in prison and a further four years on licence on Wednesday (April 24).

In his sentencing remarks, Judge Falk said: “Your charm was a front to your deeply concerning violent and coercive behaviour

“You are a coward and a completely selfish, jealous and manipulative individual".

Detective Constable Jennifer Newman from the North East Sapphire Team led the investigation and said: “Tanbir Ahmed is an abusive man who used threats and violence in an attempt to control this woman. She has shown immense strength and courage to stand up to him and report him to police.

“As soon as she did, we could provide support to her and investigate thoroughly the allegations she made. It is down to her resilience that Ahmed is now spending a significant time in prison.

“I hope this conviction and sentencing demonstrates that the Met is committed to tackling violence against women and girls, and gives others who have been subjected to violence the confidence to report it to police.

“We know trust in the police has been eroded, particularly with women, and we are working tirelessly as an organisation to rebuild this.”