Paedophile ex-special constable from Ilkeston back behind bars

Ian Bower
Ian Bower

A paedophile former special constable, originally from Ilkeston, who fled to Cambodia while on licence in 2006, has been arrested at Gatwick Airport and sent back to prison.

Ian Bower, 48, was jailed for sex offences against children in September 2004. He was given 78 months for charges including downloading indecent images of children.

He was released on licence but absconded from a Derby bail hostel shortly after and travelled to the far east.

He was arrested in Phnom Penh in Cambodia in July 2012 and jailed for two years for further sex offences against children.

Bower was released last year but was deported back to the UK in connection with a passport offence.

He was accompanied on the flight to the UK by officers from the National Crime Agency, after Cambodian authorities sought their assistance to ensure his safe deportation.

Bower arrived back in the UK this morning and was immediately arrested by Derbyshire Constabulary officers and returned to prison custody.

The country’s deputy prime minister signed Bower’s deportation order on 27 February, Derbyshire Police said.