Police have confirmed that Todros Grynhaus, a suspected sex offender from Salford, has been arrested by Israeli police after fleeing the UK.
Greater Manchester Police, who had been seeking the 48-year-old in the UK and abroad since he went missing two weeks ago, confirmed that the man they believe to be Mr Grynhaus had been arrested in Jerusalem, where he was living under a false identity.
There will now be a process to ensure his return to the UK, although police said it was too early to ascertain whether an extradition will be requested under a bilateral agreement already in place between Israel and the UK.
Mr Grynhaus has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of indecent and sexual assault against minors. Court proceedings later this year are expected to continue once Mr Grynhaus is returned.