British holidaymakers urged to help net 11 fugitives

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Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) launched a new drive Thursday to net 11 fugitives on the run from justice.

The 10 men and one woman include suspected murderers, sex offenders and drugs traffickers still evading capture in a campaign that has already see 84 offenders caught across Europe.

The NCA was joined by the confidential hotline charity Crimestoppers in a plea to urge the public to help catch the last fugitives.

“All of them have connections to Spain but may have moved around over the years and will be using false identities,” said the NCA.

The agency added it was releasing details of the 11 fugitives.

A spokesman for the NCA said: “The NCA works closely with Crimestoppers, the Spanish authorities, UK law enforcement agencies and the British Embassy in Madrid as part of the Operation Captura campaign.”

In June, Christopher Guest More Jr, 41, became the latest fugitive to be arrested and returned to the UK after being on the run for 16 years.

Andy Cooke-Welling, of the NCA’s International Crime Bureau, said: “Operation Captura has been a resounding success. But we are still hunting the remaining fugitives on our list and will not stop.”

“We urge holidaymakers and expats in Spain and elsewhere across Europe to keep their eyes and ears open this summer. There may also be people in the UK with vital information on their whereabouts, and we would urge them to get in touch.”

The NCA said if any of the fugitives are sighted, the public are advised not to approach any of them, but to contact the police immediately.

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