A man who fled to Holland after he was charged with a gun conviction in 2018 has been deported and is to appear at Kingston Crown Court later today.

Tomasz Mysiak, 38, was found guilty in his absence at Kington Crown Court on June 13, 2018, of conspiracy to supply a gun and ammunition.

While awaiting trial in 2018, Mysiak failed to appear at court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

He was issued as wanted under a European Arrest Warrant and in February 2020 was arrested by Polish Police.

However, according to the Metropolitan Police, Mysiak escaped custody and was again wanted by police.

He was next arrested in Amsterdam earlier this year and was then deported to the UK, arriving yesterday (May 19).

Mysiak, from Greenford, is remanded in custody to appear before Kingston Crown Court later today (May 20).

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Mysiak had organised the collection and delivery of a handgun and 137 rounds of 0.32 calibre ammunition by mini-cab.

Detectives stopped the cab and recovered the weapon and ammunition.

The driver of the vehicle had been unaware of the contents of the package he had transported and was released with no further action.

Officers attended Mysiak’s address in Quantock Court, Greenford, where he was arrested on suspicion of supplying a firearm and ammunition.

More than £4,000 in cash was recovered at his address.

A second man, Sebastien Hajda, then aged 29 of The Drive, Mitcham was also charged with conspiracy to supply a firearm and ammunition.

Both were convicted of conspiracy to supply a firearm and ammunition at Kingston Crown Court and were sentenced to eight years imprisonment.

A third male was found not guilty and was released from court.

Mysiak was sentenced in his absence.

Detective Constable Paul Hawthorn who led the investigation said: “This case clearly demonstrates that convictions and sentences don’t go away, even if the defendant flees the country.

“Working with our policing colleagues in Poland and in Holland, we have tracked Mysiak’s movements and he will now face the consequences of his offences.

“It is our ongoing mission to remove lethal weapons from unsafe hands and to put a stop to the activities of those supplying them.”