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BREAKING: On the run sex-offender captured by gardai at Dublin Airport

BREAKING: On the run sex-offender captured by gardai at Dublin Airport

Wanted sex offender Mian Shahid was arrested by Gardaí at Dublin Airport last night at approximately 10.40pm as he boarded a flight to Dubai.

He is detained at Clontarf Garda Station and is expected to appear at a special sitting of the High Court later today.

A European arrest warrant had been issued for Shahid, also known as Mian Mujahid Ali Shahid, by the UK in connection with the sexual assault of a teenage girl.

Mian Shahid

Gardai are seeking the assistance of the public in tracing the whereabouts of a man wanted in the UK for the sexual assault of a teenager.

Following a request from authorities in the UK, gardai are hunting for a 19-year-old man who was last seen in the Limerick area.

Gardai at Henry Street Station are seeking to locate the whereabouts of Mian Mujahid Ali Shahid, commonly known as Mian Shahid, following a request for assistance from UK police.

Following the receipt of a European arrest warrant Gardai have carried out extensive enquires but have failed to establish his current whereabouts.

The Pakistani national travelled to Ireland from Scotland earlier this year.

He had lived temporarily in Scotland and was last seen in the Foynes areas of Limerick on the 11th of August.

Shahid was convicted in his absence at Stafford Crown Court of two counts of sexual assault of an 18-year-old girl.

A warrant was issued for his arrest in April of this year after he failed to show up for court. In May he was convicted in his absence and sentenced to 30 months in jail for the sexual assaults.

Gardaí had appealed to the public for assistance last Thursday when exhaustive enquiries over a ten day period had failed to locate Shahid.

The Sex Offender Management and intelligence Unit is responsible for the monitoring of convicted sex offenders on a national basis in conjunction with local Gardaí and works closely with other European Police authorities, including the UK, with regard to transient sex offenders.