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On-the-run paedophiles are arrested after angry crowd tied them to a bench

This is the moment two on-the-run paedophiles are arrested when an angry crowd tie them to a bench and cover them in paint and cement. 

The footage shows convicted paedophiles James White, 48, and Jason Lydiard, 26, who is also known as Alexis Guesto, with their hands tied behind their backs. 

The pair, who had been on the run from authorities and were wanted for several offences including breach of licence, were held by police after the arrest.

The two men had to be taken to hopsital after the incident in Mullaghbawn in south Armagh, Northern Ireland, Armagh I reports. 

This is the moment two on-the-run paedophiles are arrested when an angry crowd tie them to a bench and cover them in paint and cement

The footage shows convicted paedophiles James White, 48, and Jason Lydiard, 26, who is also known as Alexis Guesto, with their hands tied behind their backs

The footage shows convicted paedophiles James White, 48, and Jason Lydiard, 26, who is also known as Alexis Guesto, with their hands tied behind their backs

A PSNI statement said: ‘Police were alerted to reports of an assault in the area and upon arrival discovered the two men. 

‘Both had sustained injuries and have been taken to hospital for treatment.’

Detective Chief Inspector Jill Duffie of the PSNI’s Public Protection Branch said: ‘I understand that feelings in the area have been running high over the search for these men, however, there can never be an excuse for violence or people taking the law into their own hands.

‘We will be investigating the assault and working to identify anyone involved.’

Alexis Guesto (left) and James White (right), who were wanted by police for a range of offences, including breach of licence and warrants, who were discovered covered in paint

Alexis Guesto (left) and James White (right), who were wanted by police for a range of offences, including breach of licence and warrants, who were discovered covered in paint

A blue Peugeot 206 in which the pair had been travelling was seen near a church in Mullaghbawn, with all four of its tyres slashed, it is reported. 

White, from south Armagh,n was jailed in 1998 for five counts of sexual assault on a teenage boy, and was released in 2003. 

Lydiard, from Bessbrook, has nine convictions including for sexual assault and was freed earlier this year. 

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