Peterborough Rooftop Chase

20 June 2011, 11:06 | Updated: 20 June 2011, 11:17

Cambridgeshire Police have released footage of a wanted sex offender jumping between rooftops in Peterborough.

30 year old Rafal Mlodzinski was deported after serving a prison sentence for sexual assault in 2008.

He was banned from making contact with his victim as part of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order.

However, he breached that order by returning to the UK and tracking down the victim in February this year.

A Police Community Support Officer spotted him the next month in the Millfield area of Peterborough.

Mlodzinski then ran off and tried to get away by jumping between rooftops in Lincoln Road.

With the Cambridgeshire Police helicopter overhead, officers gave chase and he was eventually arrested.

Mlodzinski has been jailed for 21 months after pleading guilty to six breaches of the Sexual Offences Prevention Order, and will again be deported after serving his sentence.

Detective Constable Leigh Mann said: "Mlodzinski ignored the deportation order and also the terms of the SOPO which was put in place to protect his victim.

He was caught thanks to the good work of a PCSO who recognised him in the street and the subsequent teamwork by officers on the ground and in the air as he was tacked down and arrested.

This case shows how seriously SOPO breaches are taken and we will work relentlessly to ensure victims in such cases are given as much protection as possible."

The footage will be shown on Sky 1 tonight during "Cop Squad", a ten part documentary featuring the work of Police in Cambridgeshire.