A man has been jailed for raping the same man three times over a period of eight years.

Kurt Forbes, of no fixed address, was found guilty of three rapes and one attempted rape in Hackney between 1998 and 2006 in February this year.

A police probe was launched after a man reported the offences in July 2022.

Forbes was able to evade police until January last year, despite a warrant having been issued for his arrest.

A police manhunt eventually led to the 39-year-old’s arrest in Ilford.

The investigating Detective Constable in the case, Thomas Millard, has praised the victim’s bravery in coming forward, and in the “extensive evidence” he was able to provide to the court.

He added: “Despite the time passed since the offences took place, our team worked tirelessly to gather the evidence which proved Forbes had committed these horrific crimes.

“We hope this demonstrates to any other victims that whenever sexual offences are reported to us, however long ago they took place, we will take them extremely seriously.”

Forbes was jailed for 11 years at Wood Green Crown Court on March 10.