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Polish murderer on the run for 20 years arrested for not wearing facemask

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By AFP
The man was rrested by police in the Bielany district of Warsaw.
The man was rrested by police in the Bielany district of Warsaw.   -   Copyright  AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File

Police in Poland have arrested a convicted murderer who had been on the run for 20 years because he was not wearing a face mask.

Warsaw police said they had detained the 45-year-old fugitive at a shop northeast of the capital.

"The man was stopped by police in the Bielany district because he did not have a mask," sub-inspector Elwira Kozlowska told AFP on Tuesday.

The man has now been transported to a prison where he is due to serve a 25-year sentence for murder. No further details were provided.

Facemasks are mandatory in all shops in Poland under the latest anti-coronavirus restrictions.