Sex offenders found tied to bench, assaulted and covered in paint

The two are convicted criminals and were evading the police for several days. They had to be taken to the hospital by the police


                            Sex offenders found tied to bench, assaulted and covered in paint
(Source:Police Department)

Two wanted pedophiles in Northern Ireland were found by police tied to a bench in South Armagh, badly injured and covered with blue paint.

According to reports, the two convicted pedophiles — James White, 48 and Jason Lydiard, 26 — were caught by yet unidentified people who tied them to the bench on Thursday.

The police arrived at the scene and arrested both of them. They had to be taken to the hospital for treatment after the arrest.

The criminals had been travelling in a blue Peugeot 206 all this while; the car was found with all the four tires smashed in front of a church on Chancellors Road in Mullaghbawn on Thursday afternoon.

The residents of the community raised alarm all over the streets before the campaign to arrest the criminals began, according to Armaghi.


They duo was wanted all over Northern Ireland for multiple offenses and crimes including breach of license and warrants.


In 1998, James White was jailed for five sexual assault cases and two counts of buggery for sexually assaulting a teenager. He was freed in 2003.

He took on a 14-year-old boy as his assistant, whom he took all across the country on trips and sexually abused him.

He has also been recorded with threatening to kill a social worker with a hammer and in-sum he has 62 convictions against!

Jason Lydiard from Bessbrook, who was released from prison earlier this year, had nine cases for sexual assaults causing harm and threats to kill.

Local Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin said, “The vigilance of the south Armagh community in relation to these two individuals and the cooperation between our community and the PSNI over the past few days is worthy of praise,” as reported to Armaghi.

“It is reported that some members of the public took the law into their own hands tonight when these two were apprehended. That is unfortunate.”

“However the two individuals are now in custody and that is to be welcomed.”