ONE of Britain’s most wanted criminals has been arrested in San Roque in the province of Cadiz.
Guardia Civil officers located Stephen Michael Shaw in Taraguillas after the British authorities put out a search warrant for the wanted man accused of at least 30 violent robberies.
The 41-year-old was arrested after routine inspections across the area’s hostals revealed his whereabouts.
Shaw checked into his accommodation without using a false identity and made no measures to avoid being tracked.
Police located the accommodation and awaited Shaw’s return to arrest him, he was taken to Madrid where he awaits judgment from its Juzgado number 4.
Shaw’s photo appears appears on Crimestoppers web page which appealed with a €1,400 reward to catch ‘one of the UK’s most wanted criminals’.
The south Yorkshire man is believed to be a prolific burglar responsible for the theft of thousands of pounds’ worth of property from around 30 burglaries with accomplice Stephen Berry, 43, also wanted by Crimestoppers.