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Convicted Arsonist Remains At Large

Convicted Arsonist Remains At Large

May 16
09:43 2018

Three men suspected of aiding convicted arsonist Yılmaz Gümüş to escape from Kyrenia State Hospital eight days ago have been released.

Gümüş was convicted on charges of causing the deaths of three people in Stoke Newington, London in 2003. He requested to be extradited to Turkey to serve out his sentence in 2005. Gümüş managed to escape from a Turkish prison in 2015 and has been thought to be living on the run in Cyprus.

Two weeks ago, Gümüş was captured by the Turkish Cypriot police. He said that he was feeling unwell and was taken to Kyrenia State Hospital where he made his escape on 8 May.

The three men believed to have helped him escape and given him shelter were released because of a lack of evidence.

Gümüş remains at large.

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