Warrant for disgraced priest withdrawn in 2000

Francis Cullen

Francis Cullen

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The arrest warrant for a former Buxton priest convicted of child sex offences last week was withdrawn more than a decade ago, after courts thought he would never be found.

He will be sentenced on March 24.

The 85-year-old, who served at St Anne’s Catholic Church, on Terrace Road, from 1978 and 1987, was on the run for more than 20 years, after he skipped bail in 1991.


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