Cheltenham robber on the run David Benyon captured
A BURGLAR who went on the run the day before being convicted has been captured – on the six-month anniversary of his conviction.
David Benyon, 24, of Compton Road, Cheltenham, absconded from Worcester Crown Court while on bail on July 24 last year, the day before he was convicted for conspiracy to burgle.
Her was sentenced in his absence to seven years in prison.
Just before 9am yesterday morning officers from Gloucestershire police found Benyon at a property at Monkscroft Villas, Princess Elizabeth Way, Cheltenham.
He was taken to Worcester Crown Court where His Honour Judge Juckes QC sentenced him to the original seven-year jail term plus a further four months for breaching his bail.
He was originally arrested following a ram raid in Broadway at 3am on May 5 2009 in which a stolen Land Rover Discovery was used to smash into the Nisa store on Bibsworth Avenue and a cashpoint machine inside was stolen.
His conviction included burglary, theft of a Land Rover and attempted theft of another, robbery and theft of a disc cutter.
Three other people were also arrested at the address yesterday morning, including a 46-year-old man for assaulting a police officer.
A 16-year-old boy was also charged with assisting an escaped prisoner and assaulting a police officer.
The third, a 44-year-old woman, was charged with obstructing a police officer and all three have been bailed to appear at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on February 21.