One of the UK’s ‘most wanted’ fugitives captured in Spain


David Ungi was arrested on Thursday night, along with three other men, when they arrived at a gym in Malaga

One of the UK’s ‘most wanted’ fugitives has been arrested in Spain, according to the National Crime Agency.

David Ungi, 30, from Liverpool, was being wanted for his suspected role in the murder of 18-year-old Vinny Waddington in Liverpool in 2015.

He was arrested on Thursday night, along with three other men, when they arrived at a gym in Malaga.

One of the UK's 'most wanted' fugitives has been arrested in Spain, according to the National Crime Agency.

One of the UK’s ‘most wanted’ fugitives has been arrested in Spain, according to the National Crime Agency.

The arrest was part of a joint operation involving Spanish authorities, the National Crime Agency, Merseyside Police and the North West Regional Organized Crime Unit.

Authorities confirmed that officers seized a Ruger 9mm firearm and ammunition from a backpack.

Ungi is the third most wanted target captured in the space of a week.

Another murder suspect, Callum Halpin, was captured in Portugal on Monday.

Alex Male, wanted on drug charges, was arrested at Lisbon airport in Portugal last Saturday.

The extradition process against David Ungi is already underway, after this Friday he appeared before the Malaga courts and was placed in preventive detention.

Police said Ungi left the UK less than 24 hours after Vinny Waddington was killed in 2015.

The teenager was shot from a moving car and rammed from his motorcycle in the Garston area of ​​Liverpool.

One of the UK's 'most wanted' fugitives has been arrested in Spain, according to the National Crime Agency.

One of the UK’s ‘most wanted’ fugitives has been arrested in Spain, according to the National Crime Agency.

Two men were convicted of murder in 2016, but the third suspect, David Ungi, remained at large.

Authorities said they were also looking for him in connection with heroin supplies in the Liverpool area.

Steve Reynolds, regional director of the National Crime Agency in Spain, said:

“The arrest of three of the UK’s most wanted fugitives in one week is a fantastic achievement.

“These arrests would not have been possible without the close cooperation between UK police forces and our law enforcement colleagues in Spain and Portugal.

Lord Ashcroft, founder and chairman of the Crimestoppers charity, praised the success of the annual Most Wanted campaign, which the charity helps co-ordinate.

“To have caught this fugitive within days of two others is fantastic news,” he said.

“It shows that the public, like us, wants to protect our communities.

“It also demonstrates how our joint Most Wanted campaign with the NCA to highlight those on the run is working successfully.”

Lord Ashcroft called on the public in the UK and across Europe to contact Crimestoppers if they have information about other Most Wanted fugitives, whose names and photos are on the Crimestoppers website.

“If you know someone who is on our list, please do the right thing and contact our charity. You will remain 100% anonymous. Always.”

The NCA’s Steve Reynolds added: “There are still a number of fugitives on our most wanted list, and they need to know that we will never give up and we will never be left behind.”



Reference-www.gbnews.uk

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