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Paedophile arrested in Cambodia
A paedophile who fled a Derby bail hostel has been arrested in Cambodia on suspicion of child sex offences.

Ian Bower, 42, of Bramcote, Nottingham, was jailed for three and a half years at Derby Crown Court in 2004 for gross indecency with a male under 16.

The former special constable fled Burdett Lodge bail hostel, where he was on licence, in February 2006.

Derbyshire Police said they would look to re-arrest Bower for a breach of licence if he returned to England.

'Stringent' licence

Bower had been working in South East Asia as an English teacher.

Derbyshire probation service revealed Bower had been released in January 2006 under stringent licence conditions.

But he was at the bail hostel for less than two months when he absconded. He was immediately recalled to prison but fled abroad.

A Derbyshire probation service spokeswoman confirmed they were aware of the arrest in Cambodia.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We are aware that a British national was arrested in Phnom Penh on January 22."

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