Warrant issued for Barking child sex offender

PUBLISHED: 11:57 05 July 2011 | UPDATED: 13:41 05 July 2011

Hafiz Zeeshan Ikram

Hafiz Zeeshan Ikram

Greater Manchester Police

A child sex offender from Barking, who failed to attend court to be sentenced, has had a warrant issued for his arrest.

Hafiz Zeeshan Ikram, 27, of Whiting Avenue, admitted sexual activity with a 15-year-old at a house in Manchester.

He was due to be sentenced at Manchester Crown Court on June 24 but failed to show up.

Det Con Steve Smith, from the Greater Manchester Police child protection unit, said: “Ikram has admitted a very serious offence but has failed to attend court to face his punishment.

“For the sake of his victim, and to ensure justice is done, it is vitally important we find him. If anyone has seen him or knows where he is please call us.

He said anyone assisting Ikram could “land themselves in serious trouble.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 6137, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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