Gardaí have arrested a convicted sex offender who was last seen in Foynes at Dublin Airport.
Mian Shahid was arrested by Gardaí last night at approximately 10.40pm as he boarded a flight to Dubai.
He is detained at Clontarf Garda Station and is expected to appear at a special sitting of the High Court later today.
Arising from a request for assistance from the UK Police and receipt of a European arrest warrant Gardaí were seeking the whereabouts of Mian Shahid.
The 19 year old was convicted in his absence at Stafford Crown Court on April 13th of two counts of sexual assault on an 18-year-old woman.
On May 20th, also in his absence, he was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
It is believed he travelled to Ireland from Scotland earlier this year where he had lived temporarily.
Mr Shahid was last seen in the Foynes areas of Limerick on August 11th.
Gardaí had appealed to the public for assistance last Thursday when exhaustive enquiries over a ten day period had failed to locate him.