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Butter fingered Wigton man escapes from police custody

[A] court has heard how a 20-year-old man from Wigton in Cumbria was arrested for a breach of bail in the early hours of August 16 [Tues].

He was handcuffed by police and was to be placed into a police vehicle but managed to slip his small hand out of the handcuffs and flee arrest.

District Judge Gerald Chalk sitting at the Magistrates Court in Carlisle was told how Aaron Lee McEwan of Waver Lane, Wigton, remained “at large” for about three-hours before been re-arrested.

He appeared from custody to plead guilty to ‘escape from lawful custody’.

The court was told he ran home and used butter to get the other wrist free from the handcuffs.

The court was told he breached his bail by going into a social club in Wigton which he was prohibited from doing on at least two-occasions, the judge was told he ran from the police vehicle as he was frightened of going to prison, McEwan was remanded in custody until September 2, when he will be sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court.

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