Media help in capture of drinking fugitive

A man on the run who was caught after police made an appeal through the media has appeared in court.

Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:30 pm
Blackpool Magistrates Court

Charles Simpson was said to have gone to great lengths to evade capture, including not living at his home address and trying to flee and hide in a garden shed when police tracked him down on October 3.

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Simpson, 36, of Eastbank Road, St Annes, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol without insurance and not in accordance with a licence.

He also admitted breaching bail by failing to attend at Blackpool police station on August 15.

Simpson was banned from the road for 14 months, fined £240 with £85 costs and ordered to pay £30 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.