Convicted Rapist In Custody After Fleeing Worcester Court
8 October 2018, 12:46 | Updated: 8 October 2018, 12:49
A rapist who fled from a Worcester Crown Court building moments after being found guilty of attacking a teenage girl has handed himself in to police after five days on the run.
Bradley Tout vaulted the dock and ran out of court on October 3 after being unanimously convicted alongside a co-defendant.
West Mercia Police said the 20-year-old was now in custody after handing himself in on Monday (8 Oct).
Tout, of Durham Road, Ronkswood, Worcester, was tried and convicted for a single count of rape.
He was sentenced in his absence to seven-and-a-half years in prison.
Police said Tout formed a relationship with the victim and began to control the relationship, subjecting her to sexual exploitation with two of his friends.
The offences were committed against a vulnerable child while Tout was 18 at the time, the force added.