‘Dangerous sex offender’ arrested after absconding from prison

Paul Robson

‘Dangerous sex offender’ arrested after absconding from prison

A ‘dangerous sex offender’ who absconded from prison last week has been arrested in Skegness following a public appeal.

He was arrested at 9:27am and remains in police custody.

Paul Robson, 56, absconded from HMP North Sea Camp in Boston, Lincolnshire, at around 7am on Sunday 13th February, where he was serving a life sentence for attempted rape and indecent assault.

He immediately became the subject of a nationwide manhunt.

Police issued a detailed description of the 56-year-old and urged anyone with information on his whereabouts to avoid approaching him and call 999.

Speaking at the time, Lincolnshire Police said: “If you do see him, please do not try to approach him, or try to apprehend him yourself. He poses a real risk to the public.”

In an updated statement, East Area Commander Chief Superintendent Kate Anderson said: “We are pleased to report that we have arrested Paul Robson.

“We are grateful to members of the public for their help and support in sharing our appeals and we’d also like to give thanks to everyone who have called in with potential sightings of him.

“We’d also like to extend our thanks to partner agencies and our officers for working tirelessly to apprehend Robson.”

In 2000 Robson was jailed for life and described by a judge as a “menace to females”.

Updates to follow.

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