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One of Britain’s most wished males seems courtroom after 27 years on run

  • Richard John Ramsey Burrows failed to show up for a trial in December 1997 

An ex-scoutmaster who turned one in all Britain’s most wished males has appeared in courtroom on prices after lastly being arrested following almost 27 years on the run.

Richard Burrows, 80, was because of be prosecuted at Chester Crown Court on youngster intercourse prices when he skipped bail in December 1997.

A warrant was issued for his arrest however, regardless of varied appeals, together with on the BBC‘s Crimewatch, police didn’t find him.

But final week detectives from Cheshire police working with the National Crime Agency, dubbed Britain’s FBI, lastly arrested Burrows as he ‘stepped off a flight’ from Thailand at London‘s Heathrow Airport.

Today he appeared at Chester Crown Court and admitted he had intentionally evaded the authorities for the previous 26 years.

Richard Burrows, 80, (pictured) appeared at Chester Crown Court today and admitted he had deliberately evaded the authorities for the past 26 years

Richard Burrows, 80, (pictured) appeared at Chester Crown Court immediately and admitted he had intentionally evaded the authorities for the previous 26 years

He was due to be prosecuted at Chester Crown Court on child sex charges when he skipped bail in December 1997.

He was because of be prosecuted at Chester Crown Court on youngster intercourse prices when he skipped bail in December 1997.

Asked by the clerk of the courtroom whether or not it was appropriate that he had ‘didn’t give up to custody and didn’t give up pursuant to a warrant for his arrest,’ Burrows, who was wearing a gray tracksuit, merely replied: ‘Yes.’

Judge Steven Everett informed the courtroom that Burrows was going through historic allegations of significant sexual assault and indecent assault regarding 11 younger complainants at a Cheshire youngsters’s residence, and whereas he was performing as a scoutmaster, when he jumped bail in December 1997. 

Police stated the alleged offences have been carried out in Cheshire between 1969 and 1971 and within the West Midlands between 1971 and 1981. 

Judge Everett remanded Burrows in custody and ordered that he seem earlier than the courtroom once more on June 21 to enter a plea.

He additionally set the date for his trial for January 13.

Detective Inspector Eleanor Atkinson, of Cheshire Police, stated: ‘Our dedication to find Burrows has not faltered over the previous 27 years and his arrest marks a big step ahead on this case and the start of closure for all these concerned.

Last Thursday (March 28), Richard Burrows was detained at London's Heathrow Airport after evading officers for 26 years

Last Thursday (March 28), Richard Burrows was detained at London’s Heathrow Airport after evading officers for 26 years

‘I want to thank the general public for the knowledge that they’ve supplied over time throughout our seek for Burrows and I hope that his arrest supplies some reassurance.

‘I additionally hope that his arrest acts as a warning to every other wished suspects – demonstrating that regardless of how lengthy you cover, we’ll discover you and you may be arrested.’

Duncan Burrage, NCA International Liaison Officer in Thailand, added: ‘Utilising our worldwide community and dealing intently with Cheshire Police colleagues, we now have been capable of monitor down a fugitive wished in connection to extraordinarily severe allegations.

‘This arrest demonstrates regulation enforcement’s unwavering dedication to seek out those that await justice within the UK.’