Missing rapist a no-show in court

Published Thursday, 30 August 2012
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A teenage rapist who fled Northern Ireland is being hunted by Irish police after he failed to appear in court in Dublin.

Missing rapist a no-show in court
Edward Connors failed to appear in court in Dublin on Wednesday. (© PSNI)

Edward Connors was convicted of raping an American tourist in Colin Glen Forest, west Belfast, four years ago and remains on probation.

The 19-year-old went on the run last month when he did not turn up at a Belfast court for breaching the conditions of a Custody Probation Order.

He was detained by Gardaí in Dublin more than a week later, and then released on bail.

Connors was expected to appear in Dublin's court on Wednesday but when he failed to appear, Irish police issued a warrant for his arrest.

© UTV News
Comments Comments
Martin in London wrote (883 days ago):
Fairest of fair comments On the Fence. In what world did that bail decision make any sense?
Rob in North Down wrote (883 days ago):
Shock horror! A man on the run is released, and goes on the run again!! The court system is a joke - north and south of the border!!
On the Fence in Belfast wrote (883 days ago):
What a fantastic idea, let a man on the run out on bail. Thumbs up.
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