NEWS
08/10/2018 11:32 BST | Updated 08/10/2018 11:47 BST

Escaped Rapist Bradley Tout Hands Himself In To Police

He fled court seconds after being convicted.

West Mercia Police
Bradley Tout, 20, had been on the run following his conviction for raping a teenage girl.

A rapist who vaulted out of the dock and fled a packed courtroom just seconds after being convicted has handed himself in to police. 

Bradley Tout had been on the run since last Wednesday after being unanimously found guilty of a sex attack against a teenage girl at Worcester Crown Court.

West Mercia Police said he remains in custody. 

The 20-year-old was sentenced in his absence, to seven-and-a-half years in a young offenders’ institute for his crime. His co-defendant, Kulin Odedra, 28, was sentenced to 11-and-a-half years in prison for his role.

Tout reportedly crashed into a wall after scaling the three-foot barrier in the dock during his escape as his relatives proclaimed: “He’s innocent!”

He then ran past astonished members of the jury, lawyers and reporters before fleeing the building.

A private security guard working for contractor GeoAmey was injured during the incident.

Local newspaper, Worcester News, reported that one heavy-set guard initially ran the wrong way after giving chase to Tout before being re-directed by a stunned barrister.