Last week officers from Lancashire Police transported one of Polandís most wanted offenders to be deported after being arrested in the county last month.
On Thursday (10 March), convicted paedophile Marian Dorobek, 68, was collected from HMP Wandsworth and handed over to the Polish authorities to be returned back to Poland to serve his sentence.
Insp Phil Hutchinson said: ďThe extradition of Dorobek has been challenging due to the tight timescales we had to work with initially when we had to get staff to arrest him at the port.
ďHowever, itís been extremely satisfying to work with Polish and British authorities to ensure this criminal is returned to Poland to commence he custodial sentence. He is one of the most dangerous offenders I have had the displeasure to come across.Ē
Dorobek was arrested on Wednesday 1 February after officers received information that he was on a ferry due to arrive at Heysham Port at 12.15pm. Checks were carried out with the National Crime Agency and Polish authorities confirmed that he was wanted and that a European Arrest Warrant was being applied for.
An operation was quickly put in place to arrest Dorobek, who was wanted after being convicted of rape and child sex offences. He was arrested on leaving the ferry under Section 5 of the Extradition Act 2003 as the European Arrest Warrant had not arrived. This was the first use of Section 5 within Lancashire.
The Polish Government emailed the constabulary praising and thanking officers for their swift intervention and support.