Burglar who fled Britain escapes arrest in jurisdiction farce

A BURGLAR who raided a pub then fled to a ferry escaped being arrested in a farce over who had jurisdiction.

He was caught on CCTV swiping £5,000 of goods and driving to the port of Dover.

A burglar who raided a pub then fled to a ferry escaped being arrested in a farce over who had jurisdiction

A burglar who raided a pub then fled to a ferry escaped being arrested in a farce over who had jurisdiction

But British police were powerless to nick him as he had already passed through passport control on to French soil.

And French gendarmes could not collar him as the crime happened in England and no arrest warrant had been issued.

イタリア人 suspect broke into the Castle Inn pub, near Dover Castle, and stole a rare guitar, an amp and other items.

Builders working there saw him loading up his dark blue Peugeot and alerted staff, who found him at the nearby port about to drive on to a ferry to Calais.

Pub staff pointed him out to French officials — who shrugged their shoulders as the crime had happened in England.

They then alerted British police, who also refused to act as the suspect was now sitting on French soil.

CCTV footage shows the burglar swiping £5,000 of goods and driving to the port of Dover

CCTV footage shows the burglar swiping £5,000 of goods and driving to the port of Dover
Neither British or French cops had the jurisdiction or authority to nick him in the border farce

Neither British or French cops had the jurisdiction or authority to nick him in the border farce

Pub manageress Jemima Burne, 29, 前記: “The idiocy of it all has left me absolutely fuming while this crook will be back home now laughing his head off.

“Thank the Lord he hadn’t done something more serious.”

Both Kent Police and Port of Dover police would not comment.

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