Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 7°C

min temp: -0°C

Search

Man arrested in Romania three years after fleeing Crown Court due before magistrates in Ipswich today

PUBLISHED: 11:32 14 August 2018

Julian Myerscough at Ipswich Crown Court in 2010  Picture: ARCHANT

Julian Myerscough at Ipswich Crown Court in 2010 Picture: ARCHANT

A 56-year-old man who was arrested in Romania almost three years after fleeing a Crown Court trial, has been returned to the United Kingdom and also charged with 11 additional offences.

Julian Myerscough, formerly from Lowestoft, left Ipswich Crown Court on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, during a recess while the jury in his case retired to consider their verdict.

He is now due before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today and is stood accused of 13 counts of possession of indecent images of a child and three counts of breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order. He was found guilty of all charges in his absence.

Myserscough was detained two days later in Dublin under a European Arrest Warrant and Suffolk Police began working with Irish Officials and the National Crime Agency to bring him back to the UK.

However, he lodged a number of appeals to his extradition whilst in custody in Ireland, culminating in the High Court in Dublin directing that he should be released from prison on August 17, last year.

Almost two years after he absconded from court, Myerscough was sentenced in his absence on September 14, 2017, at Chelmsford Crown Court, to three years and six months imprisonment and given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

He remained a wanted person in the UK and a new European Arrest Warrant was obtained so he could be returned to the country and brought to justice.

Myerscough was detained by Romanian law enforcement officers in Arad County, on Friday, July 27.

His extradition was subsequently approved by the Timisoara Court of Appeal at a hearing on Tuesday, August 7.

Officers from Suffolk Police travelled to Bucharest to collect him arriving back in the UK yesterday.

Myerscough was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he was charged with 11 other offences, which occurred between 2001 and 2010 including two counts of raping a girl under the age of 13, four counts of assaulting a girl under the age of 13 by penetration, four counts of indecently assaulting a girl under the age of 14, one count of assaulting/ill-treating a child to cause unnecessary suffering.

Myerscough was been remanded in custody to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Comedian Griff Rhys Jones has invited an 11-year-old boy receiving care at a Suffolk hospice to visit him and his pet alpacas.

It was announced today that a further consultation will be held into the Sizewell C project in the new year. Ahead of this next step we lay out all the things you need to know about the project and its potential impact on the local area.

Campaigners have shared their views on the sudden resignation of a mental health trust chief – just days before a new inspection report is due to be published.

Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon after a huge machete-like knife was confiscated.

A man from north Essex has lost his appeal against a drug driving conviction after he was found to be 13 times over the limit.

After suffering from a heart attack ten years ago, Davide Gasparin recalls being struck by a terrible fear that the same thing might happen again.

Train services between Ipswich and Cambridge will be delayed for up to 40 minutes due to a trespassing incident.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24