Cops fail to recog­nise porky killer

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A FUGI­TIVE killer got so FAT on the run that cops didn’t recog­nise him – even when they knocked on his front door and he tried to give him­self up!

When po­lice ar­rived at his Ed­in­burgh home, porky Samuel Ste­wart im­me­di­ately ad­mit­ted he was the pris­oner they had been hunt­ing.

But the 47-year-old had piled on so much weight cops re­fused to be­lieve it was him.

Ste­wart went on the run af­ter fail­ing to re­turn to Cas­tle Huntly prison, Dundee, on Septem­ber 7 fol­low­ing a pe­riod of leave.

At Perth Sher­iff Court last week, an­other eight months were added to his cur­rent sen­tence for cul­pa­ble homi­cide.

Robert Fair­bairn, de­fend­ing, said: “Po­lice were sur­prised be­cause the photo they had of him didn’t match his phys­i­cal ap­pear­ance.”

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