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Fugitive paedophile David Chadwick surrenders to police

Published 13/02/2016

David Chadwick is wanted by Dorset Police (Dorset Police/PA)
David Chadwick is wanted by Dorset Police (Dorset Police/PA)

An on-the-run paedophile has been arrested after handing himself into police.

David Chadwick, 58, who was released from prison recently after being jailed three years ago for child sex offences, was being hunted by Dorset Police after breaching his licence conditions.

Detectives said Chadwick had surrendered to Suffolk Police in Lowestoft and will be returned to prison.

He had been wanted by Dorset Police since Wednesday travelling around the county by public transport and hitchhiking before leaving the county. It was thought he could have been heading to Norwich.

Detective Inspector Joe Williams said: "Earlier this evening David Chadwick presented himself to police officers working in Lowestoft, Suffolk. He will be immediately recalled to prison.

"I would like to thank members of the public, as well as the media, for their assistance in this investigation."

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