Scissor slasher fugitive is sent down after raid

Dana Baqe - jailed for four years for serious assault.
Dana Baqe - jailed for four years for serious assault.

A FUGITIVE who fled the country after slashing another man’s face with a pair of scissors has finally been jailed.

Dana Baqe, 36, went into hiding as he awaited sentencing for the vicious attack in the Doncaster street where he lived.

Iraqi national Baqe, of Ellerker Avenue, Hexthorpe, stabbed another man from his homeland with the scissors before running off for two years.

His victim suffered a puncture wound to his hip and cuts to the side of his face.

Baqe was brought to justice when police discovered he had returned to the borough.

Officers received information last month that he was living in Cantley before swooping on an address and arresting him.

He received a four year prison term at Doncaster Crown Court.

Speaking after the hearing Sgt Geordie Mackell, of Doncaster’s tactical tasking team, said: “This is a clear example highlighting, even by fleeing the country and returning years later, previous crimes committed are not forgotten about.

“South Yorkshire Police will always proactively seek to find criminals and ensure they are dealt with appropriately for the crime they commit.”

Baqe was found guilty of assault after a five day trial in July 2009 but scarpered after being given bail as he awaited sentencing.

Police thought he had fled the country but still issued his details to all the ports and airports.

Another Iraqi man was also jailed for his part in the attack in July 2008. Rebwar Faraj, 26, whose address was given as Royal Avenue, Doncaster, when he appeared in court, received a four year term.