Es­caped paedo’s bid to grab pupil in­side pri­mary school

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY KAREN ROCKETT

A PAE­DOPHILE who es­caped an open prison got into a school and put his arm round a girl’s neck say­ing: “I’ll just take this child”, a court heard.

John Har­ris, 36, was jailed by a judge who de­scribed him as “every par­ent’s worst night­mare”.

Har­ris had ab­sconded from

Ley­hill Prison in Tort­worth, Gloucs, with­out staff even notic­ing and walked to a pri­mary

AB­SCONDED Evil John Har­ris school, where he knocked on the door of a class and tried to kid­nap a pupil.

The school locked doors and turned lights out, with kids hid­ing un­der desks. Har­ris roamed the play­ground peer­ing into win­dows un­til po­lice ar­rived. He was jailed for seven and a half years at Bris­tol Crown Court af­ter ad­mit­ting a string of of­fences.

The court heard he had pre­vi­ously bran­dished a knife in a chil­dren’s hospi­tal say­ing he

wanted to snatch a pa­tient.

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