Violent criminal is deported to Poland
A violent criminal has been deported to his native Poland.
Marcin Krol fled Poland before he was to serve sentences for robbery, causing death by dangerous driving and various drugs offences.
The 31-year-old, whose crimes were committed in 2000 and 2003, travelled to the UK and was jailed for a serious assault in Leicestershire in 2007.
Leicestershire police served a European arrest warrant on Krol this month – before he was to be released from prison.
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He was escorted to an airport where he was put on a Polish military flight to his home country, where he will serve the sentences for the crimes he committed there.
The case was handled by Operation Rebutia, Leicestershire police's team of specialist officers which tracks down foreign criminals operating in the county.
Sgt Pete Copple, of Operation Rebutia, said: "This type of decisive action sends a clear message to criminals who flee to hide in the United Kingdom that they will not be hidden for long.
"We will find them and they will face charges."
Krol had been sentenced for three crimes in Poland. In August 2000, he caused death by dangerous driving by knowingly knocking someone over in his car.
In 2003, he was convicted of robbery and possession of drugs, including cocaine, amphetamine and cannabis.
European arrest warrants were introduced to help police forces in different countries speed up the process of extraditing criminals who have fled across national boundaries.