England: Judge John Price has issued an arrest warrant for Thomas Marius Leopold after the 42-year-old failed to front court on child pornography charges. Leopold was arrested in 2006 but has been making it difficult to get the trial under way.
Leopold's lawyer Jeannie Mackay said that her client was radioactive as the result of thyroid treatment. The judge asked that the warning be passed on to police officers hunting the fugitive.
"You'd have to spend a lot of time in close contact to have any significant effect. The only thing I would suggest is that they wouldn't have an officer handcuffed to him, said Mike Keir, a radiation protection adviser.