A BRITISH prisoner who escaped from jail was caught attempting to stroll the whole size of the Channel Tunnel to France.
The 31-year-old man was noticed disappearing into the mouth of the 31-mile tunnel close to Folkestone, Kent, per week in the past.
A person, 31, was seen disappearing into the mouth of the 31-mile tunnel neat Folkestone, Kent, per week in the past.Credit score: Reuters
Police groups had been alerted on each side of the Tunnel – however French legislation enforcement officers who finally discovered the personCredit score: Simon Jones – The Solar
However he’s now again behind bars after he was caught by French cops.
It is just the second recognized incident of its variety, and occurred regardless of large safety measures contained in the undersea facility.
Police groups had been alerted on each side of the Tunnel , and it was French officers who finally discovered the person.
A French police supply mentioned: “They arrested him and took him out of the Tunnel at Coquelles,’ mentioned a French police supply.
“He was heading to France from England, and presenting a transparent hazard to all Tunnel customers, together with himself. He was operating, in order to get to France as quickly as potential.”
Following his arrest on December 21, 2020, the person was quick tracked via France’s court docket system and appeared earlier than a decide at Boulogne-sur-Mer final Wednesday.
Abdul Haroun, a former Sudanese migrant, walked the whole size of the channel tunnel from France in 2015Credit score: Simon Jones – The Solar
“He refused to offer his title or deal with, however because of the British, he was quickly recognized as a thirty-one-year-old escaped prisoner,” the supply continued.
Due to an extra data not being accessible, the person was remanded in custody in France, previous to his subsequent listening to on February 1 subsequent yr, mentioned the supply.
It’s estimated that the disruption to site visitors attributable to the incident value operator Eurostar round £45,000 in misplaced income.
A spokesman for Eurotunnel mentioned: “An individual was detected contained in the Channel Tunnel and brought into custody by the French Authorities.”
The primary individual to have taken on the tunnel was a Sudanese migrant who walked the size of the Channel Tunnel from France in 2015.
Abdul Haroun was initially charged with obstructing a railway beneath Nineteenth-century laws earlier than additionally being held in custody.
However the 40-year-old was finally granted asylum within the UK a yr later.