On-the-run robber arrested in Barnsley

Joseph Hallam was jailed after appearing for sentencing at Sheffield Crown Court.
Joseph Hallam was jailed after appearing for sentencing at Sheffield Crown Court.

A man who has been on the run from police since being convicted of robbery has now been arrested, police said.

Shaun Chamberlain, 30, was tracked down and arrested by South Yorkshire Police officers at a property on Wingfield Road in Athersley, Barnsley, in the early hours of this morning.

Chamberlain, from the Bolton-on-Dearne area, was charged with 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.

He has evaded police for a number of months but he is now in police custody to await an appearance at Sheffield Crown Court.

In addition to the four years for robbery handed down to Chamberlain at the sentencing hearing 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.

South Yorkshire Police said they would like to thank the public for their help and support with the appeals issued over recent months in a bid to locate Chamberlain.