July 2016

Two men jailed for “horrendous abuse” of a female victim in Oxford

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TWO men have been jailed for their “horrendous abuse” of a female victim in Oxford following police investigation, Operation Spur.

Salik Miah, 34, of Ferry Hinksey Road, was arrested on June 2 2015 and was charged on August 24 2015 with one count of conspiracy to rape a girl, two counts of rape and one count of arranging or facilitating child prostitution.

He was convicted of all four charges and jailed for 11 years. 

Azad Miah, 37, of Riverside Court, was arrested on March 22 and charged the following day with one count of conspiracy to rape a girl, two counts of rape and one count of arranging or facilitating child prostitution. 

Azad Miah

He was convicted of all four charges and jailed for 12 years.

The trial started at Oxford Crown Court on June 20 and the jury had been deliberating since Monday lunchtime before returning their verdict today.

The offence relates to one female victim in Oxford between January 3 2005 and March 28 2007.

Following today’s verdicts, detective inspector, Ali Driver of major crime said: “First and foremost I am delighted for the victim in this case,who suffered horrendous abuse at the hands of these men.

“I hope that with these convictions today she can feel a sense of justice.

“These convictions once again demonstrate the Force’s commitment to tackling child sexual exploitation regardless of whether it is recent or non-recent.

“When such allegations are made we will support the victim, listen to them and conduct a thorough investigation.

“I hope cases like this give victims the confidence to come forward and to speak to the police so we can investigate, or, if they would prefer, we can refer them to other organisations which can provide help and support.”