Fight to return pervert to England

AN Ipswich man is one of two paedophiles at the centre of an international tug-of-war today.Police in Britain are currently attempting to extradite 47-year-old Glenn Templeton-Stobbs and Brian Tullett, 67 - originally of Gillingham - from Spain.

AN Ipswich man is one of two paedophiles at the centre of an international tug-of-war today.

Police in Britain are currently attempting to extradite 47-year-old Glenn Templeton-Stobbs and Brian Tullett, 67 - originally of Gillingham - from Spain.

The pair are now believed to be in Valdemora prison, a top-security jail in Madrid, while arguments continue over whether they will be handed back to the UK authorities.

Templeton-Stobbs was living in Somerset prior to fleeing the England. Tullett also lived in the county.

The men were arrested last month at a flat they were sharing in Torrevieja, around 20 miles south of Alicante.

Both are on the sex offenders register and are said to have breached its conditions by leaving England. However, as Spain does not recognise this as an offence, Avon and Somerset police now face a court battle to bring them back to this country.

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Ian Drury, a spokesman for Avon and Somerset Constabulary, said: “Both men are currently being held in Madrid awaiting a decision from a Spanish judge on whether an extradition warrant issued by Avon and Somerset child protection officers will be granted.

“If it is granted, both men will be brought back to Britain to face a British court.

“Templeton-Stobbs and Tullett are registered sex offenders who are subject to sexual offender prevention orders (SOPO). Their travel to Spain, without making authorities aware, is a breach of these orders.

“Both men, who were previously living in Bridgwater, Somerset, are believed to have left Britain and travelled to Spain in December 2006.

“Since this time, Avon and Somerset officers have been involved in extensive work to obtain a European arrest warrant and put into place extradition proceedings.”

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