ACCUSED of attempted murder, wounding with intent and possession of a firearm, it is a major coup that Andrew Snelgrove has been rounded up.
The British fugitive, who was arrested on the Costa del Sol this week, was one of ten suspects named last year as one of the UK’s ‘Most Wanted’.
“We encourage everyone to support the Crimestoppers campaigns”
Snelgrove, born in Lewisham, south London, is the sixth from Crimestoppers’ list to have been detained on suspicion of such crimes as rape, drug smuggling and fraud.
The charity said the public played a key role in the campaign’s success.
British Ambassador to Spain, Denise Holt, called the latest arrest “a remarkable achievement”.
Mr Snelgrove, 45, is accused of attempted murder, wounding with intent and possession of a firearm in 1999.
He was named by Crimestoppers, which compiled its list with the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca), as being among several suspects subject to a European Arrest Warrant.
Soca international director David Armond said: “Public assistance can be vital to law enforcement.
“We encourage everyone to support the Crimestoppers campaigns like Operation Captura which has been so effective in locating UK fugitives trying to hide out in Spain.”