Escaped paedophile caught

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Escaped paedophile caught

A PAEDOPHILE who was on the loose for almost 48 hours after slipping away from two guards during an escorted trip to a swimming pool was recaptured by police yesterday.

David Marker, 62, disappeared from the Abraham Moss leisure centre in Crumpsall, Manchester, on Wednesday. But a police patrol spotted him in the Urmston area yesterday morning and he was being held at a police station somewhere in Greater Manchester, awaiting an escorted transfer to Stockton Hall Mental Health Hospital, York.

The Department of Health said the private hostel which arranged Marker's visit to the pool would now be expected to review its procedures and prepare a report into the incident.