Fugitive Leeds blackmailer is recaptured

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A MAN who was on the run for ten days after escaping from the dock at Leeds Crown Court has been arrested.

Leon Dwayne Brown, 26, and from the Chapeltown area of Leeds, pushed a dock officer out of the way and fled from the court on July 29.

He had been sentenced to 18 months in prison for breach of a community order relating to a blackmail offence.

Brown was arrested in Chapeltown at about 10pm on Wednesday night by officers from West Yorkshire Police’s operations support services division and is currently in custody.