On 3 September 2015, it was reported that Pakistani national, Mian Shahid, who was convicted and sentenced in absentia in England in April for an alleged sexual assault on an 18-year-old girl in 2015, was arrested in the Republic of Ireland and is to be extradited to the United Kingdom. A report is here.
In April 2015, Mr Shahid was convicted in absentia at Stafford Crown Court of sexually assaulting an 18 year-old woman while she slept. He was sentenced in May 2015, also in his absence, to 30 months’ imprisonment. A European Arrest Warrant was issued for his arrest in July 2015.
On 31 August 2015, Mr Shahid was arrested at Dublin airport as he boarded a flight to Dubai, pursuant to the EAW. On 2 September 2015, at an extradition hearing at the Criminal Courts of Justice, in Dublin, Mr Shahid consented to extradition to the UK. He now faces a further charge in the UK of failing to appear in court.