A SOUTH London attempted murder suspect has handed himself in to police in Gibraltar.

Robert Mortby, 28, is wanted in Britain over the shooting of a man outside an Elephant & Castle pub in July 2012.

DETAINED: Shooting suspect hands himself in
DETAINED: Shooting suspect hands himself in

He had been the target of a joint operation between the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the charity Crimestoppers called Operation Captura.

The operation, which was set up in 2006, targets Spanish-based criminals.

The NCA’s Dave Allen said: “Following increased interest in the Operation Captura fugitives campaign of late, Mortby realised his time was up and the best option was to hand himself in.

“The last five weeks have seen three of our most wanted fugitives arrested.

“I have no doubt that these successes will highlight to the remaining 15 individuals that we will not stop until they are all brought to justice.”

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