Doncaster robber arrested after months on the run

A man who was charged with a Mexborough robbery has been captured by police after months on the run.

Shaun Chamberlain, 30, has been located and arrested by officers at a property on Wingfield Road in Athersley, Barnsley, in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, 21 May).

Chamberlain, from the Bolton-on-Dearne area, was charged with a robbery in Mexborough, Doncaster, in September 2015, however he failed to appear at Sheffield Crown Court in March this year and was sentenced, in his absence, to four years in prison.

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He has evaded police for a number of months however extensive enquiries continued and officers persistently pursued and followed up all leads, and he is now in police custody until his appearance at Sheffield Crown Court.

In addition to the four years for robbery, at the sentencing in March, it was also made clear that when he was arrested and brought back before the courts, he was likely to receive an additional sentence for his failure to appear.

Officers would like to thank the public for their help and support with the appeals issued over recent months in a bid to locate Chamberlain.