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Hardi Hijrani: Missing man jailed for raping girl, 15

Hardi Hijrani Image copyright GMP
Image caption Hijrani was jailed in his absence

A missing rapist, with links to Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire, has been jailed in his absence for two "horrific" attacks on a girl, aged 15.

Hardi Hijrani, 21, was sentenced at Bolton Crown Court on Friday for 12 years and ordered to sign the Sex Offenders' Register.

The attacks, one carried out at knifepoint, happened in Bolton between 1 May and 30 June 2012, said police.

A warrant was issued for Hirjani's arrest after he failed to attend court.

Det Con Charlotte Morgan, said: "Hardi Hijrani was sentenced in his absence for two horrific rapes of a teenage girl, it absolutely vital he is brought to justice to serve his out his sentence."

Hijrani has links to Bolton and Wakefield.

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