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Taxi driver jailed for raping teenage boy in Bolton

Shahbaz Ahmed
Image caption Police said Shahbaz Ahmed, 35, approached the victim in his taxi

A man has been jailed for ten years for the rape of a teenage boy in Bolton.

Shahbaz Ahmed, 35, from Bolton, was found guilty at the town's crown court of attacking the 15-year-old in the early hours of 13 July.

Police said Ahmed, a taxi driver, approached the victim in his car and asked if he had ordered a taxi. He then told the boy to get in.

The boy was driven to Harwood Golf Club and attacked. Police praised the victim's actions in giving evidence.

Ahmed was also made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order and placed on the sex offenders' register indefinitely.

Det Con Mark Tiffany, from Greater Manchester Police, said: "The victim is a young, vulnerable teenager, and Ahmed manipulated him into getting into his car before driving him to an isolated location where he raped him.

"The trauma of what happened will stay with the victim for a long time and it is a credit to him that he gave evidence that was vital in securing Ahmed's conviction."

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