He gives ‘runaway groom’ a whole new meaning…
After only two days of marriage, Murat Shomshe ran away from his new bride.
This would be an awful story in most circumstances, however Shomshe has an extra, very important detail.
Shomshe was granted bail on July 24 to attend his own wedding. The police had apparently argued against his release, but it was granted, apparently because he would lose a $6000 deposit if the event was cancelled.
However, on July 27, Shomshe waited until his new bride – who had fronted up the $10,000 bail to allow his release – was in the shower to flee the home address they were staying at.
At 10am this morning, Victorian Police confirmed that Taskforce Fugitive detectives located and arrested Shomshe in Campbellfield after he had been missing for eight days.
According to the Herald Sun, prior to Shomshe’s running, County Court judge Richard Maidment was aware that Shomshe presented a flight risk and granted him bail despite knowing this.