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Ilford pharmacist, 25, appears in court accused of filming naked girl on trampoline

PUBLISHED: 16:00 09 April 2018

Barkingside Magistrates Court. Picture: Ken Mears

Barkingside Magistrates Court. Picture: Ken Mears

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An Ilford pharmacist appeared in court this morning (Monday, April 9) accused of filming a naked girl as she played on a trampoline.

Munaver Master, of Pioneer Point, Ilford, was charged after officers searched the family home in Sunnyside Road in October last year and found illicit images on devices owned by the defendant.

In total police uncovered 73 images including 19 graded category A, considered the most severe, 35 category B, and 19 category C, the least severe.

Mr Master is alleged to have recorded on his iPhone a group of children, all younger than 14, playing on a trampoline in the back garden of an address neighbouring his parents’ home in Sunnyside Road, Ilford.

Barkingside Magistrates’ Court heard the youngest girl was naked whilst a second was in a swimming costume.

Mr Master – who denies all charges – is subject to three bail conditions, one of which bars him from going to Sunnyside Road.

Two further conditions prevent him from contact with anyone under 18 unless supervised by an adult aware of the allegations and aged 21 or more. A final condition means he has to remain at his current Pioneer Point address.

But defence solicitor Haroon Shah said the 25-year-old should be allowed to return to the family home.

He argued if the purpose of the bail condition is to stop him taking indecent images then it could be defeated because he could do that anywhere.

“Mr Master has been separated from family,” Mr Haroon said before telling the court his client’s parents, two brothers, their wives and children, between the ages of two and four, live at the property.

He said: “I’m not suggesting he has unfettered contact. They are a very close knit family.”

Mr Haroon told the court the seven-year-old girl was no longer at the neighbouring address.

He said: “There will be more scrutiny because his parents are there. If he wanted to he could take pictures from any other flat where he is not restricted.”

But prosecuting solicitor Andrew Parker said: “Let’s get this right in relation the video. The youngest girl is completely naked. There is no way the court can verify she has moved away. It is not appropriate for him to go back.”

Mr Haroon urged the court to let common sense prevail. However, the magistrate told Mr Master he was not to return to his parents’ home.

He is to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on May 9.


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