Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

On the Run for 11 Years, the Fugitive Who Lived across the Road from a Police Station

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

On the Run for 11 Years, the Fugitive Who Lived across the Road from a Police Station

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Byline: ROB KENNEDY

A FUGITIVE who went on the run for 11 years had been living across the road from a police station.

David Mulligan was 16 when he absconded from court when due to be sentenced for a street attack. After more than a decade hiding from the authorities, latterly in a house opposite Gateshead Police Station, Mulligan's conscience got the better of him and he handed himself in.

When Mulligan, now 27, finally appeared at Newcastle Crown Court, he was told he would never even have been sent to jail if he had faced the music all those years ago.

Judge Beatrice Bolton said: "He had been living opposite Gateshead Police Station for some time and it played on his mind so he handed himself in.

"He has put himself through 11 years of torture. He was a frightened young boy at the time.

"At the time of the original pre-sentence report the probation officer was suggesting he got a noncustodial sentence and the judge at that time probably would have done that. …

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