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Newham man bailed to appear in court charged with paying a child prostitute

16:08 14 December 2012

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File picture: PA

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A 25-year-old man from Newham was today bailed to appear in court next year

charged with paying a child prostitute for sexual services.

Anas Mir Iqbal, of Newham Way, East Ham, was one of four men arrested in a series of police raids across East London last Thursday aimed at cracking down on sexual exploitation.

Acting on intelligence from Essex Police, officers from the Met’s trafficking and prostitution unit executed warrants from 6.30 in the morning at addresses in Newham, Barking and Dagenham, Waltham Forest, and Redbridge. A total of 12 addresses were searched.

Mr Iqbal was later charged with one count of paying a child prostitute for sexual services.

He appeared at Barking Magistrates’ Court today and was released on bail until January 4 when his case will be heard at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Victims of child trafficking and prostitution, and anyone with

Information about this type of crime, are urged to call the MPS’s

24-hour helpline, open seven days a week. The number is 0800 7832589.

Victims can also call the national NSPCC hotline on 0800 1111.

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