A wanted violent criminal who threw corrosive acid into the face of a police officer has been arrested after going on the run.
Michael Patrick Corbett, who had assumed a false identity in order to evade capture, was picked up by police enjoying a break in the South East.
The 28-year-old, from Hammersmith, was convicted in 2013 of throwing a corrosive liquid in a plain-clothes police officer’s face and was in breach of his licence conditions, the Met said. He was also wanted for questioning in relation to an alleged residential burglary.
Following intensive and relentless efforts by Hammersmith & Fulham police officers, he was arrested on July 2 following an investigation involving officers from the Met, Kent Police and Avon & Somerset Constabulary.
Detective Inspector Lily Key, from Hammersmith & Fulham CID, said: “This arrest by officers from the Hammersmith pro-active investigation team shows that we will pursue wanted offenders wherever they are, they can run but they can’t hide.
"We have the capabilities to track them down and bring them to justice."