A GREENFORD man who absconded from police in 2018 has been extradited to Britain from Holland.

Tomasz Mysiak, 38, was found guilty in his absence of conspiracy to supply a firearm and ammunition.

While awaiting trial in 2018, Mysiak had failed to appear at court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

He was circulated as wanted under a European Arrest Warrant and in February 2020 was arrested by Polish police. However, he escaped custody.

He was next arrested this year in Amsterdam and extradited to the UK, arriving on Thursday (19).

He is remanded in custody to appear before Kingston Crown Court today (20).

Det Con Paul Hawthorn, who led the investigation, said: “This case clearly demonstrates that convictions and sentences don’t go away, even if the defendant flees the country.”

In the original case, Mysiak had organised the collection and delivery of a handgun and 137 rounds of ammunition by minicab.

Mysiak was arrested at his address in Quantock Court, Greenford Road, and more than £4,000 in cash recovered.

He was subsequently convicted of conspiracy to supply a firearm and ammunition and sentenced, in his absence, to eight years in jail.