Police helicopter out as prisoner caught in Eastbourne

Police news.
Police news.

A wanted man has been arrested following a police search in Eastbourne.

George Qatramiz escaped from Brighton Magistrates’ Court, where he was attending a bail hearing, at about 12.13pm yesterday (Monday April 4).

Officers acting on intelligence traced a vehicle driven by a woman to Grand Parade in Eastbourne, where it was stopped at about 4.08pm.

Qatramiz was then located and arrested in nearby Trinity Trees, close to the Holy Trinity Parish Church, at about 4.22pm.

Both suspects were arrested and taken into custody, pending further enquiries.

Inspector Adele Tucknott said:,“We’d like to thank the media and the public for their assistance in locating Qatramiz.

“His arrest followed a successful search operation which included officers on foot, the NPAS police helicopter and a dog unit, and demonstrated our efficient and effective efforts to arrest suspects.”

Superintendent James Collis said, “We would also like to thank all the members of the public who contacted us and the officers involved, as the collective response meant this was resolved quickly and efficiently.

“It was an excellent example of quick thinking, the use of social media supported by thorough and professional policing, and working with the public, which promptly led to a great result.”

The issue of court security is a matter for GEOAmey, which is contracted by Ministry of Justice to provide the prisoner, escort and custody service.

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