Dudley Imam Guilty Of Sexual Abuse Flees Country

A Black Country Imam - found guilty last week of sexually abusing two young pupils - is thought to have fled abroad.

The girls were being taught at Queens Cross Mosque in the 1980s when they were assaulted by 57-year-old Hifiz Rahman from Dudley.

Police say he's flown to Bangladesh before he could face sentence.

As part of his bail condition's he was supposed to stay at his home in Ballard Road, in Netherton, Dudley. Officers had visited him at the address following his conviction but he disappeared soon afterwards.

One of his victims said she was angry at news he had managed to leave the country and evade justice.

The woman says her trust has gone.

West Midlands Police said: "We are making urgent inquiries to try and arrange his return.''