Laura White
Laura White

Jack Shepherd from Dartmoor turned himself in to the police in Tbilisi, Georgia, a former Soviet Union republic, on Wednesday after being on the run since last March.

Shephard who was due to stand trial at the Old Bailey was sentenced in his absence to six years for the manslaughter of Charlotte Brown who he was trying to impress, the speedboat crashed on the River Thames in December 2015.

While on bail Shepherd glassed a barman in the White Hart Hotel in Moretonhampstead in March last year while he was staying with his mother close by. Shortly after he fled leaving his wife and child in the lurch, she tipped off the police and told them the she thought he would be in Georgia.

Shepherd who was aloud to hold on to his passport, he arrived in Tbilisi on a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul arriving at 3.30 am on the 22nd March last year. The Daily Mail put up a £25,000 reward for his capture, The Prime Minister Theresa May ordered him to give up.

It was only when the Met Police as Interpol to ask the Georgian Police to find him that Shepherd turned himself in saying Charlotte had in effect killed herself as she was driving the speed boat.

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