A assassin who escaped from an Italian jail for the seventh time earlier this month has been discovered hiding on a farm in a sheep pen, police say.
Giuseppe Mastini, nicknamed “Johnny the Gypsy”, was on non permanent launch from a most safety facility in Sardinia when he disappeared on 6 September.
He was tracked all the way down to a farmhouse close to the north-western metropolis of Sassari.
Mastini, who first escaped from jail in 1987, reportedly dedicated his first severe crime on the age of 11.
Following his escape in 1987, he spent two years on the run, and in that point he murdered a police officer, kidnapped a younger woman and dedicated dozens of burglaries.
Police groups from Sassari, Cagliari and Rome participated in his seize on Tuesday.
Mastini, who had dyed his hair blond in an effort to hide his identification, reportedly advised police he had “run away for love”, however didn’t elaborate.
He was unarmed and didn’t resist officers as he was as soon as once more taken into custody, police mentioned.
The proprietor of the remoted property, 51-year-old blacksmith Lorenzo Panei, was additionally arrested, accused of harbouring a identified fugitive.
Mastini escaped from authorities on a variety of different events, together with from a jail in northern Italy, by profiting from his non permanent launch.