Shane Todd was captured by police after a week of hiding out after escpaing from a prison work release programme. *Photo supplied
Shane Todd was captured by police after a week of hiding out after escpaing from a prison work release programme. *Photo supplied
SATURDAY, JULY 7, 1:40PM UPDATE: Shane Todd, who failed to return to the Prison Farm in St George’s after being allowed out on work release, was captured by police this morning in Hamilton parish.

Thanks to a tip from the public, police captured him a few minutes after 11am in the Summit View area.

The Bermuda Sun revealed yesterday Mr Todd was convicted in 2005 of attacks involving five women.

He was deemed a 'low risk" prisoner and that was why he was on work release. But in June 2004, machete-wielding Todd sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl while she tried to protect her disabled aunt after he broke into their Paget home.

An hour later he threw a 61-year-old woman down the stairs of her Warwick home and ended up in a violent struggle with two of her elderly friends before leading police on a high-speed chase.

Todd’s 15-year sentence was due to end in 2015, with a planned release back into the community, which included his work release programme at Almeida Farm in St George’s.