Police hunting Ian McDonald, a convicted paedophile who ran away from court

Police hunting convicted paedophile who ran away from court

Police hunting convicted paedophile who ran away from court

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

Police are hunting a convicted paedophile who ran away from court before a jury could return their verdict.

Ian McDonald, 39, absconded from St Albans Crown Court yesterday before he was found guilty of charges of indecent assault against a three and a half year old child.

He has been sentenced to four years in prison and must register as a sex offender for life.

This morning Hertfordshire Constabulary launched a county-wide manhunt for the convict from Hemel Hempstead.

Anyone who knows of his whereabouts or believes they have seen him should contact police immediately via the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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10:15am Fri 4 Apr 14

HornetJJ says...

Sentenced to 4 years! Is that some kind of joke? Shoot the scumbag!
Sentenced to 4 years! Is that some kind of joke? Shoot the scumbag! HornetJJ
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1:39pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Phoenix Keeper says...

How can someone just abscond from court while awaiting a verdict?? How lax is the security???

Shocking really
How can someone just abscond from court while awaiting a verdict?? How lax is the security??? Shocking really Phoenix Keeper
  • Score: 5

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