One of Preston’s most prolific offenders Stephen Bosanko caught by Lancashire Police after months on the run

One of Lancashire's most notorious offenders was caught by police after months on the run.

By Sean Gleaves
Wednesday, 29th June 2022, 8:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th June 2022, 1:00 pm

Stephen Bosanko, from Preston, was wanted on recall to prison after breaching the terms of his license.

After months on the run, the 41-year-old was arrested at a property in the city in the early hours of Tuesday morning (June 28).

Sgt Scott Archer, from South Division Risk and Threat, said: “Bosanko has been wanted for several months.

“Following some excellent enquiries by IR Team 1 and information from the community, he has now been arrested.

“This will see a high-risk individual back in prison and off our streets.”

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The 41-year-old has been a notorious offender in Lancashire over the years.

Stephen Bosanko was wanted on recall to prison after breaching the terms of his license (Credit: Lancashire Police)

In 1999, Bosanko was sentenced to six years in youth custody for the manslaughter of his childhood friend Sajad Ahmed.

The father-of-three, 22, was attacked near the Greyhound pub in London Road and suffered fatal head injuries when attacked by Bosanko – who had been out celebrating his 18th birthday .

Bosanko was jailed again for three-and-a-half years in 2003 after admitting causing the death of Nicola Shalloe by dangerous driving.

The 20-year-old was a passenger in a car which Bosanko ploughed into a lamppost in Miller Road, Ribbleton, in 2002.

She died of multiple injuries in hospital.

Bosanko has also been charged with a number of other crimes in recent years, including violence, robbery and theft.

Examples include being caught with more than £800 of fake £5 notes, stealing £400 worth of perfume from a pharmacy, and stealing phones worth around £1,000 from a window display.