Killer father who fled trial still on the run

Brent Campbell
Brent Campbell
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A cowardly dad who left his son to die after he was electrocuted while they were stealing metal cable is still on the run after absconding during his manslaughter trial.

Shaun Stewart, aged 53, and his son Brent Campbell were attempting to steal cable at the Tyers Hall pumping station in Darfield, Barnsley, when 29-year-old Brent, a former soldier, was electrocuted by 11,000 volts.

Shaun Stewart

Shaun Stewart

Stewart, who suffered third degree burns, fled, leaving Brent to die at the scene.

Stewart later went on trial for manslaughter but vanished on the seventh day of his trial after sacking his legal team.

He never returned to provide any defence to the charge and was found guilty in his absence and later jailed for five years.

Police officers have issued his photograph in the hope members of the public spot him and help them to track him down.

A South Yorkshire Police spokewoman said: “Shaun Stewart was found guilty of the manslaughter of his son Brent Campbell at Sheffield Crown Court on March 12 and sentenced in his absence to five years in prison.

“A warrant was then issued for his arrest and, despite extensive attempts by police to find him, he has not been seen or heard from since.”

Stewart is 5ft 7ins tall and of slim build.

He has short brown hair and tattoos, including a Chinese design on his left forearm, a tattoo that says ‘Luv’ on his left thumb, and one that says ‘Love’ on his right thumb.

The missing man has links with the Barnsley area and lived in Lord Street, Hoyle Mill, before going on the run.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.