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Child porn pervert arrested in Dublin

Crime DeskBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Julian Myerscough
Julian Myerscough

A child porn pervert who absconded from a courtroom in the UK before he could be sentenced is believed to be “roaming free in Dublin”.

Update: 13.40

A former law lecturer who had been on the run after being convicted of downloading indecent images of children has been arrested in Dublin.

Julian Myerscough, 53, a former criminal law lecturer at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, absconded from Ipswich Crown Court on Wednesday afternoon.

The jury was considering verdicts over allegations of downloading child pornography and breaching a sexual offences prevention order at the time.

Myerscough, originally from Manchester but who was living in Lowestoft, Suffolk, was found guilty of all counts shortly after disappearing, Suffolk Police said.

Speaking today, a spokesman for the force said: "He was detained under a European Arrest Warrant by Garda officers in Dublin this morning.

"Detectives from Suffolk will now be working with Garda officials and the National Crime Agency to bring Myerscough back to the United Kingdom.

"Suffolk Police would like to thank the members of the public and the media for their assistance with this appeal."

The force originally said Myerscough had boarded a train travelling between Ipswich and London Liverpool Street at 1.43pm.

When officers from British Transport Police checked the train in London, there was no sign of him.



A European arrest warrant has been issued for the recapture of former law lecturer Julian Myerscough.

The 53-year-old was jailed in 2010 for 15-months for child porn offences, but had been standing trial a second time after police discovered perverted films on his computers.

Myerscough sneaked out of court during a lunch break on Wednesday, before he could be sentenced.

He was spotted boarding a London bound train and has allegedly been spotted in Dublin after catching a ferry to Ireland on Wednesday night.

Judge Rupert Overbury issued a European arrest warrant for the child porn loving reprobate.

“He is roaming free in Dublin and the quicker the warrant is issued the quicker he will be returned to this jurisdiction and his case can be finished,” the judge said.

Myerscough denied three charges of breaching a sexual offences prevention order between 2010 and 2013 and 13 child porn offences.