Ex-law lecturer convicted over child images held in Ireland after absconding


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

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.