Spanish police swoop to arrest one of many UK’s most needed fugitives as he relaxed in sunny Benidorm whereas on the run suspected of working a nationwide gang specialising in theft and extortion
- James Connors, 43, was arrested on Dec 21 whereas on vacation with family members
- He’s mentioned to be the chief of against the law ring specialising in theft and extortion
- He will now seem earlier than a decide in courtroom in Madrid for an extradition listening to
Natalia Penza For Mailonline
Police in Benidorm have arrested an Irishman on the run from authorities within the UK.
James Connors, born in Dublin, was described by Spanish police because the chief of a felony organisation primarily based in Britain which specialised in crimes together with theft and extortion.
The 43-year-old fugitive, who was on a Crimestoppers Most Needed listing, was held after police in Britain found he was having fun with a Costa vacation with family members.
The suspect was arrested by Spanish police in Benidorm the place he was on vacation with family members
Britain’s Nationwide Crime Company tipped off the authorities in Spain who arrested him on December 21 after monitoring him right down to the Costa Blanca resort of Benidorm.
Simply over two years in the past, three males named as James Patrick Connors, then 22, James Connors, then 40 and John Connors, then 25, have been accused of being a part of a nationwide organised crime group liable for a string of excessive worth breaks-ins and distraction burglaries throughout the nation.
Crimestoppers mentioned in a September 2016 attraction it was providing rewards of as much as £2,000 for the arrest of every of the needed thieves.
The 53-year-old fugitive Patrick Connors was on a Crimestoppers Most Needed listing
A Crimestoppers spokesman was quoted as saying: ‘This can be a group of people who journey across the nation conning susceptible and trusted people out of cash – it is truly disgusting to suppose how many individuals they’ve focused.’
Officers within the UK weren’t capable of verify early right this moment that the person arrested in Benidorm was the identical particular person accused of belonging to the gang on the centre of a September 2016 Crimestoppers attraction.
He’ll now seem earlier than a decide in courtroom in Madrid for an extradition listening to.
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