When the police issued the above photo-fit image last year, they received around 100 phone calls from the public.
A number of those phone calls led them to the 48-year-old man they now have in custody - someone who has spent 20 years as a police officer, acting more as a traffic officer than a criminal officer.
He left the police force in 2013 and has since gone on to work in the security industry in Switzerland.
A large number of guns and grenades have been seized from properties linked to the man since his arrest.
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The boy was found unconscious and in cardiac arrest and was rushed to hospital where he died.
The victim, who was wearing her uniform at the time, was found knocking on doors nearly four hours after she was abducted.
There will be gales across Scotland and northern England this morning, but these will gradually ease through the afternoon.