Police catch murderer on the run in Bristol
Police in Bedminster have arrested a murderer who was on the run from a Suffolk prison.
Paul Flint was sent to prison in 1990 after being found guilty of murdering the occupant of a house he was burgling in Islington in 1989.
There has been a national manhunt this week after the 47-year-old went missing from HMP Hollesley on June 2.
And on Thursday police arrested him in Bedminster.
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Inspector Caroline Bullen said: "We had received information from our colleagues in Suffolk that Mr Flint might be at his brother's address in Bedminster. All of our officers kept their eyes peeled and sure enough someone fitting the man's description was quickly spotted in the area."
Covert police officers armed with tasers staked-out the criminal's brothers house and before long the wanted man returned to the property.
Once Flint realised that he was about to be arrested he tried to escape by climbing out of a side-window and assaulting the police officer who was attempting to arrest him.
At this point officers tasered the man and arrested him.
Inspector Bullen continued: "We are delighted that our officers were able to identify and apprehend this dangerous criminal so quickly and hope it sends a strong message to the public that we will be swift in locating and arresting known criminals in their communities.
"The speed and precision of this arrest demonstrates the high standard of the officers in our firearms team and the really good team working relationship between us and our colleagues in other forces."
If you have any information about criminal activity in your area contact the police on 101 or 999 in an emergency or contact Crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.