December 11 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Police have recaptured a convicted killer who was wanted on recall to prison having breached the terms of his licence.
Clive Butcher, formerly of the Salvation Army hostel in Fore Street, Ipswich, was jailed for six-and-a-half years in 2010 for the manslaughter of his girlfriend Rebecca Hoban, 28.
The 48-year-old, who police announced yesterday they were searching for, was detained at lunchtime and has now been returned to prison.
Butcher first achieved notoriety in 2006 when he appeared on BBC1s Crimewatch programme after going on the run when police discovered over 1,500 indecent images of children on his computer.
Butcher fled before his trial but was convicted in his absence but was later found to be working as an electrician in Ireland.
He was returned to Suffolk and stood trial at Ipswich Crown Court, where he was sentenced to six months in jail for making indecent images of children and and one count of possession of indecent photographs, along with a further month for failing to attend his original trial.
He returned to Ireland after being released and it was there he met Ms Hoban.
On December 17, 2008 Butcher stabbed the mother-of-one after they had spent an afternoon drinking and smoking heroin.
When he called for an ambulance, Butcher told the operator Ms Hoban was “dying rapidly on the floor” and that he was “evil”.
Police have thanked the public for their help in recapturing Butcher, who had been released on licence on August 2 this year.