Margate ‘potato masher attacker’ Mariusz Dobkowski who befriended elderly man before beating him almost to death is jailed for life – The Independent

‘A young man who befriended an elderly gentleman at a bus stop before following him home and beating him with a potato masher and a poker has been sentenced to life in jail.’

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The Independent, 3rd February 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Cocaine conspiracy fugitive Paul John Scott jailed – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2015 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, fugitive offenders, gangs, news, sentencing by sally

‘One of the UK’s most wanted fugitives, who was arrested on his return to Britain in a light aircraft, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2015

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Doctor accused of child rape in US overturns extradition bid – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 21st, 2015 in bail, children, doctors, extradition, fugitive offenders, human rights, news, rape by sally

‘British court rules extradition of 48-year-old Tobias Bowen would breach human rights because he faces an “indefinite” sentence if convicted of sex crimes in New York.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th January 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Blair: without IRA letters, peace process would have collapsed – The Guardian

‘Giving evidence to MPs, former prime minister defends his role in allowing the on-the-run scheme in 1999.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Concern’ over more than fifth of prisons – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2014 in death in custody, fugitive offenders, news, prisons, statistics, suicide by sally

‘The performance of more than a fifth of prisons in England and Wales is “of concern”, a government body has said.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2014

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‘On-the-run’ scheme flawed but not unlawful, inquiry finds – The Guardian

‘The post-Troubles scheme devised to reassure Irish republican “on-the-runs” (OTRs) that they were no longer wanted by the police was lawful and did not give terrorist suspects an amnesty, an independent review has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 17th July 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Skull Cracker jailed for life after raiding same building society 13 years later – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 30th, 2014 in fugitive offenders, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘Michael Wheatley, who is known as the Skull Cracker, is jailed for life for raiding building society while on the run from an open prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2014

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‘Catch Me If You Can’ fugitive on the run once again – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 29th, 2014 in early release, fugitive offenders, news, parole, recidivists by michael

‘A robber who went on the run and taunted police with ‘Catch Me If You Can’-style messages has disappeared again after being granted early release.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th May 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Review after ‘Skull Cracker’ Michael Wheatley absconds – BBC News

Posted May 6th, 2014 in fugitive offenders, news, prisons, release on licence by tracey

‘A review has been ordered after an armed robber dubbed “the Skull Cracker” went missing when he was temporarily allowed out of an open prison.’

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BBC news, 5th May 2014

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Lady Justice Hallett to head IRA ‘on the runs’ inquiry – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2014 in fugitive offenders, inquiries, news, Northern Ireland, terrorism by tracey

‘A judge who was a coroner at the inquest into the July 7 London bombings will lead a government inquiry into the IRA “on the runs” controversy, it has been announced. Lady Justice Hallett has been appointed to chair the review which will conclude at the end of May.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fugitives face extra jail time under new law – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2014 in fugitive offenders, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘Criminals who go on the run to avoid being sent back to prison could face an extra two years in custody under plans announced by the government.’

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BBC News, 18th January 2014

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Benefits fraudster who fled to Costa del Sol jailed for three years

Posted November 19th, 2013 in benefits, extradition, fraud, fugitive offenders, news, sentencing, social security by sally

“A benefits fraudster who fled to the Costa del Sol ahead of sentencing in 2008 has been jailed for three years. Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith labelled it ‘outrageous’ that 70-year-old Norman Brennan had been in Spain for five years, and vowed to bring the pensioner back to face justice.”

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The Independent, 18th November 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

The real question about the terror suspect who fled in a burqa: did MI5 bring him here illegally? – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2013 in fugitive offenders, intelligence services, news, rendition, torture by tracey

“Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed’s escape was an embarrassment. The alleged torture and rendition that came before it might just be a major scandal.”

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The Guardian, 13th November 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Terror suspect who fled in burqa seeks damages from UK in torture case – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2013 in damages, fugitive offenders, news, terrorism, torture by tracey

“Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, the terror suspect who escaped surveillance wearing a burqa, is seeking damages from the government in a human rights legal challenge involving allegations of torture, it has been revealed at the high court.”

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The Guardian, 7th November 2013

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Asil Nadir flies back to UK to clear his name – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2010 in bail, electronic monitoring, false accounting, fraud, fugitive offenders, news, theft by sally

“Asil Nadir, 69, is returning to face the multimillion pound fraud charges that followed the spectacular collapse of his Polly Peck food and electronics empire in 1993. He is expected to arrive at Luton airport from his native northern Cyprus around lunchtime, and is due to appear at the Old Bailey next Thursday.”

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The Guardian, 26th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bolton firebomb threat man bailed and on the run again – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2010 in arson, bail, fugitive offenders, intimidation, news, witnesses by sally

“Prosecutors are under fire for not challenging the bail of a man who admitted witness intimidation only for him to go on the run for a second time.”

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BBC News, 28th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Defendant in historic trial without jury goes on run from High Court – The Independent

Posted February 19th, 2010 in fugitive offenders, news, robbery, trial without jury by sally

“When the trial of a gang of suspected armed robbers started at the High Court last month it made legal history as the first British criminal case to take place without a jury in more than 400 years. Now the courtroom has lost another key feature: one of the defendants.”

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The Independent, 19th February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Prison for runaway child abuser – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2008 in child abuse, fugitive offenders, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A sex offender who fled to Brazil while facing a charge of assaulting a child has been jailed for three years.”

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BBC News, 20th October 2008

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Caldarelli v Judge for Preliminary Investigations of the Court of Naples, Italy – Times Law Reports

Posted August 19th, 2008 in appeals, EC law, extradition, fugitive offenders, Italy, law reports, warrants by sally

Caldarelli v Judge for Preliminary Investigations of the Court of Naples, Italy

House of Lords

“Where a fugitive from Italy had been found guilty of an offence in his absence and sentenced to a term of imprisonment, under Italian law, his trial had not been finally completed pending appeal and his extradition from the United Kingdom had been properly sought as an accused rather than a convicted person.”

The Times, 19th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Caldarelli v Judge for Preliminary Investigations of the Court of Naples, Italy – WLR Daily

Posted August 4th, 2008 in appeals, EC law, extradition, fugitive offenders, Italy, law reports, warrants by sally

Caldarelli v Judge for Preliminary Investigations of the Court of Naples, Italy [2008] UKHL 51; [2008] WLR (D) 274

Extradition of an Italian fugitive had been properly sought as an accused rather than a convicted person where he had been found guilty of an offence in his absence and sentenced to imprisonment but his trial was not under Italian law finally completed until the appeal process was concluded.”

WLR Daily, 1st August 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.