Killer Kairan Greenwood found in Fishponds by armed police
A CONVICTED killer was arrested in Fishponds in an operation involving armed police.
Kairan Greenwood was wanted for recall to prison after breaching the conditions of his release on licence.
He was one of a gang of muggers who in 2003 attacked 38-year-old busker Alistair MacLeod in Easton, knocking him to the ground and inflicting fatal head injuries as they grappled for his bike.
Greenwood was still a teenager when he was given a 40-month sentence, after admitting a charge of manslaughter.
Since then, the 25-year-old has been jailed again for further violent crimes.
Police had been searching for him since September for breaching a curfew imposed after his release from prison after his latest sentence.
Avon and Somerset police said Greenwood was detained at an undisclosed address in Fishponds at around 2pm on Friday, in an operation involving armed police.
A spokeswoman said that, as officers arrived at the house where he was found, Greenwood had tried to escape by smashing his way into the loft.
In 2010 The Post reported that Greenwood had been jailed for three years, with an extended two-year licence period, after pleading guilty to affray and assault causing actual bodily harm.
The first charge related to a violent incident at Croydon House, a block of flats in Easton, in 2008, during which he threw a bike and kicked a disabled man. The second involved an attack the same year, in which Greenwood glassed a student at a taxi company's office in Stapleton Road.
Detective Inspector Mark Rolfe, from Avon and Somerset police's Serious Crime Group, said: "This individual had a firm resolve to remain at large and, with a significant violent criminal history, posed a potential risk to our communities.
"This successful policing operation means he is back behind bars."