I was away when I read the social media reports of armed police down at Flexbury in Bude.

Now, the BBC has reported on the issue, saying:

Devon and Cornwall Police said its officers carried out an arrest on behalf on Gwent Police on Thursday.

Gwent Police said: “We recently appealed for information to find Ethan Pope from Caerphilly, who had been recalled to prison.”

A spokesperson for Gwent Police said Pope had been “located and arrested”.

Ethan Pope was, according to Cornwall Live, jailed for three years in January 2021, but was released from prison on licence.

However, following a breach of his release conditions, an appeal was launched on Monday (October 16) to track him down.

Seems the appeal worked.