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Police arrest two men in connection with escaped fugitive

Police have arrested two men in connection with the escape of a fugitive.

Police arrest two men in connection with escaped fugitive

(Updated 13:41)

Police have arrested two men in connection with escape of a fugitive.
As the search for Yılmaz Güneş continues, a 55-year-old and 33-year-old, identified by İ.O. and S.K., were arrested Thursday night on suspicion of assisting his escape.
The men appeared in front of Girne District Court today and were remanded in custody for three days.
The arsonist, who was arrested in Girne last week after living in hiding in the TRNC, escaped police custody again when he was taken to hospital after falling ill.  

Police have taken precautions at all border crossings to South Cyprus.

He was wearing a white t-shirt and dark coloured trousers, according to a police statement. The fugitive arsonist was sentenced to life at London's Old Bailey in June 2005 for murdering three people in the British capital was arrested in Girne on Tuesday, May 1.

The 45-year-old was given three life sentences after his victims died in a flat he torched in Stoke Newington in October 2003.

He had set fire to the property because he thought his girlfriend, Monika Pawlowska, had been cheating on him, a BBC report following his sentencing said.

But Ms Pawlowska no longer lived there, the Old Bailey was told. Polish couple Daniel and Gabriela Orzechowsky, 28 and 25, and Musa Bala Bangura, 32, from Sierra Leone, died in the blaze.

Gümüş, from Enfield, north London, had denied pouring petrol into the stairwell of the building.

He was first caught hiding in the back of a lorry while on the run following the fire and was later transferred to Turkey to serve out his sentence.
He escaped from prison there in 2015, however, and fled to North Cyprus that year.

He was brought before Girne District Court on Wednesday May 2, on suspicion of entering the TRNC illegally and being in possession of a fake ID card.

Those who spot him should immediately call police on 155.

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