Wanted man arrested flying back to UK for treatment after baseball attack in Spain left him in coma

AIRPORT ARREST: The wanted man was detained on his arrival back in the UK. File image. Photo credit: Shutterstock

A WANTED MAN was arrested at an airport on his return to the UK after failing to appear in court on an assault charge and absconding to Spain instead.

Daniel Sanderson flew back to the UK for treatment when his health insurance ran out following a baseball bat attack in Spain that left in a coma for three-and-a-half weeks.

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Magistrates in Grimsby heard that the 28-year-old should have appeared before a court in Exeter in July following after assaulting his girlfriend. But, instead, he went to live with his mother in Spain and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The court heard that in Spain Sanderson was attacked with a baseball bat and suffered a fractured skull, bleeds to the brain and left in a coma for almost a month.

He was forced to return to the UK when his health insurance would no longer cover his treatment.

Sanderson was arrested at the airport when he landed.

The magistrates court heard Sanderson had changed his ways since the original drug-fuelled incident and knew he had to keep off them.

He was given a one-year conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £85 costs by the court.


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