30/05/2003

Man who evaded police for 10 years is arrested

A man has been arrested after being on the run for more than ten years.

Thomas Callan, 36, was arrested in a joint operation between the PSNI and Gardai. He was believed to have been living in Londonderry but working in Donegal.

Callan, who is originally from Liverpool, was sentenced to six years for possession of Class A drugs in the early 90s. However, one year into his sentence he escaped when on day release, and has been on the run since then.

Police are expected to return Callan to England where he is expected to be sent to a closed prison.

(MB)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

11 November 2019
Two Dead In Co Antrim Collisions
Two people have died in hospital after separate road traffic collisions in Co Antrim. An 88 year-old man named as Daniel Louden from Ballymoney was injured in a one-vehicle crash on the Frosses Road, Ballymoney at around 8am on Friday 08 November. He died in hospital on Saturday night.
15 November 2019
Omagh Man Jailed For Sexual Assault
An Omagh man has been jailed for 12 months for sexually assaulting a young girl. Seamus McCullagh, aged 46, was sentenced for two counts of sexual assault that took place over six months in 2015. The victim was aged in her early teens at the time.
13 November 2019
Elderly Man Burgled In Ballymena
An elderly man has been left shaken after three masked men burgled his house in Ballymena, Co Antrim. Police said the incident occurred at around 6.45pm on Waring Street on Tuesday evening, 12 November.
07 November 2019
Declan O'Neill Sentenced For Murdering His Mother
A Belfast doctor will serve a minimum of eight years of the life sentence he was handed for murdering his mother. Declan O'Neill was sentenced at Laganside Crown Court today, Thursday 07 November, just over two years after he killed his mother in the back garden of her parent's home.
09 July 2002
NI religious attitudes hardening
There is an increasing hardening of attitudes by both Protestants and Catholics towards living, working and learning together according to new research. The research conducted by the University of Ulster reveals that Protestants’ and Catholics’ perceptions of each other are becoming increasingly negative.