convicted paedophile, a fellow parole abscondee and an
associate who have been hiding out in Arthur's Pass National
Park have been arrested.
Ivan Campbell, Jaydon Galland and Jamie Campbell were
apprehended without incident by a police search team shortly
after midday today.
Detective Inspector Tom Fitzgerald said the trio were
discovered in bush near the Hawdon Shelter, west of the Mount
The spot was not far from where one of the men's vehicles was
found yesterday, he said.
All three will be taken to Christchurch this afternoon, where
they will appear in the Christchurch District Court tomorrow
Fitzgerald said the arrests were the product of good
investigative work and the efforts of teams on the ground.
Campbell was arrested for breach of parole, Galland for
breaching community detention and Campbell will face charges
in relation to assisting the escape.
Campbell, 47, chained up a 14-year-old boy in a cupboard for
a week of sadistic sex 12 years ago, and was on the run from
police after he escaped from a Christchurch residential
facility last Wednesday.
He absconded from the Salisbury St Foundation with fellow
Campbell was jailed for 14 years in 2001 for the horrific
attack the year before.
He was paroled to live at the Salisbury St Foundation in June
after serving 11 years of his sentence.