Carshalton fugitive arrested after police search
A fugitive has been jailed for 12 weeks after he was caught following a police helicopter search.
Jonathan Andrews-Bligh, of Tintern Road, Carshalton, was found in his loft after initially evading capture on August 9.
A warrant was issued for Andrews-Bligh after he had failed to appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court on July 25 for a charge of disqualified driving.
As police arrived at the property on the morning of August 9, a man was seen to jump over a fence.
Officers surrounded the area and started a search of neighbouring gardens with the help of the police helicopter and a dog unit.
At 11.06am, officers returned to the same address and found a man hiding in a loft.
On August 10, at Croydon Magistrates Court, Andrews-Bligh pleaded guilty, to three offences of driving whilst disqualified, use of a vehicle without insurance and failure to surrender.