Scilly’s Police Sergeant Takes Prisoner On Holiday

scillonian June 2015Islanders going on holiday usually only have to remember their money, luggage, Steamship Company Travel Club card and maybe their passports.

But Scilly’s Police Sergeant Colin Taylor had an unusual addition accompanying his family as they left Scilly yesterday.

Colin also took a prisoner to the mainland.

The man, a seasonal worker aged in his 30s, was arrested on Thursday afternoon in connection with a court bail warrant issue.

He’s expected to appear before a Cornish court this morning, Good Friday.

Another officer travelled over on the Scillonian to help Colin escort the wanted man to the mainland.

Colin says this happens most years but not in such an unorthodox fashion and he has never had to take an arrested person along with him when he was leaving on a family holiday before.

He tells ScillyToday: “It is not unheard of for us to have a smattering of warrants to execute at this time of year as new seasonal staff arrive on the islands.

“Employers can avoid unexpected early staff losses by ensuring they follow up references.”