Paedophile ex-law lecturer Julian Myerscough remains in Irish jail after fleeing Ipswich court

Julian Myerscough at Ipswich Crown Court in 2010

Julian Myerscough at Ipswich Crown Court in 2010

A former criminal law lecturer who fled Ipswich Crown Court before being convicted of child pornography for the second time remains in a Republic of Ireland jail.

Legal sources in the Republic have said it is possible it could take several months or even up to a year before the extradition matters involving Julian Myerscough, formerly of Alexandra Road, Lowestoft, are resolved.

Myerscough was refused bail at his second hearing before the High Court in Dublin. The next hearing of his case is scheduled for November 3, a spokesman for the country’s court service said.

Myerscough was discovered in a Dublin city centre hotel two days after a jury in Ipswich returned guilty verdicts on 16 charges in his absence on September 30.

The 55-year-old former University of East Anglian lecturer was detained on a European Arrest Warrant by Gardai officers.

Having appeared before the High Court on the same day the case was adjourned until October 20.

After going on the run from Ipswich it was originally believed Myerscough had taken a London Liverpool Street-bound train. However, he was subsequently identified as having travelled on a ferry from Holyhead to Dublin.

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Irish police said Myerscough had booked a flight to Budapest, Hungary, for the day he was recaptured.

Giving evidence during his trial Myerscough, accepted he was convicted the same court in 2010 of five offences of making and possessing indecent images of children and cleared of 15 other offences.

However, he denied he was responsible for indecent images films of children found on three items of computer equipment seized by police in September 2013 from his former home in Lowestoft and his mother’s home in Lancashire.

Myerscough, whose was living in the Manchester area at the time of his trial, admitted installing software to delete sensitive information connected with legal work he was doing but denied using it to hide his internet activity.

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