He was convicted of crimes that sickened the country and will serve 29 years in jail. But today the family of Jahanger Zaman have spoken out in defence of the predatory rapist and have vowed to clear his name. To his family he was the centre of the home, a devoted husband and father who was always there when his children needed him. But Operation Shelter exposed Zaman as a criminal who exploited some of Newcastle’s most vulnerable girls for sex.
Cops have come up with an absolutely adorable way of helping distressed children with a special something in their patrol cars. Officers in Northumbria are now carrying teddy bears with them, which they use to help comfort upset youngsters when they are dealing with incidents. Volunteers have been busy knitting the cute bears , which will be used across Newcastle and Gateshead.
The family of one of the UK's 'worst sex criminals' have vowed to clear his name after he was jailed for 29 years for a string of sickening attacks. Jahanger Zaman was discovered to be part of a huge grooming network in Newcastle and carried out a series of predatory rapes. A police probe - Operation Shelter - revealed he exploited some of Newcastle's most vulnerable girls for sex - but Zaman has always protested his innocence.
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