Convicted Polish rapist Marian Dorobek could not be arrested in the Isle of Man as European arrest warrants cannot be executed here, it has emerged.
Marian Dorobek, described as Poland’s most wanted sex offender, was finally caught last week following a tip-off to police when he arrived at Heysham off the Steam Packet ferry from Douglas.
He had been on the run since November when he was sentenced to 10 years in jail after being convicted of a string of rape and child sex offences.
Three days before his arrest, Dorobek was reported missing here by a family member.
A police spokesman for Isle of Man Constabulary said: ’European Arrest Warrants cannot be executed on the Isle of Man as we sit outside the European Union.
’Mr Dorobek was arrested at his first point of entry back in the UK. The Constabulary was aware of his presence on the island and his movements from the point of him coming to notice, having been reported missing by a family member.’