Convicted Arsonist Escapes from Kyrenia Hospital

A man convicted of arson which resulted in the deaths of three people in Stoke Newington, London, has escaped from a hospital in Kyrenia.

Yılmaz Gümüş (45) was taken to Kyrenia State Hospital after becoming ill and escaped yesterday evening.

The 45-year-old had been given three life sentences after his victims died in a flat he torched in Stoke Newington in October 2003. The defendant from Enfield, north London, had denied pouring petrol into the stairwell of the building.

Gümüş set the property in Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, north London, on fire because he suspected his girlfriend Monika Pawlowska, of having an affair. But the Old Bailey heard that she no longer lived there. Daniel and Gabriela Orzechowsky, 28 and 25, and Musa Bala Bangura, 32, died in the fire.

The fugitive arsonist who was sentenced to life at London’s Old Bailey in June 2005 for the murder of three people, was extradited to Turkey by his request but escaped in 2015. He was arrested in Kyrenia on Tuesday, May 1.

Gümüş was wearing a white t-shirt and dark coloured trousers, according to a police statement. Anyone who sees him should immediately call their nearest police station.

Kibris Gazetesi, BBC News

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