‘Dangerous’ British fugitive among top 10 most wanted international criminals hiding in Spain

Wanted for a violent robbery in the UK, 25-year-old Gareth Edwards has been named among 10 most wanted international fugitives by Spanish national police

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A ‘DANGEROUS’ British fugitive is being hunted by police in Spain.

Wanted for a violent robbery in the UK, 25-year-old Gareth Edwards has been named among 10 most wanted international fugitives by Spanish national police.

Thought to be hiding out on the Costa del Sol or Costa Blanca, Edwards is facing three life sentences for his crimes.

“He is a very dangerous person and is possibly armed and carrying drugs,” a police spokesman said. “He has a history of being violent.”

In a Crimestoppers-style appeal, Edwards, from Buckinghamshire, was named alongside nine other fugitives including drug dealers, killers and a member of the Italian Mafia.

Five of the fugitives are wanted by Spanish courts, while the other five are wanted in connection to crimes in Europe and north Africa.  

Last month, the Olive Press tracked down most wanted paedophile Matthew Sammon to Fuengirola, leading to his arrest.

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Giuglielmo Cirillo, 27, Italian

Wanted for being part of the mafia and drug trafficking. Member of the “Clan Polverino” of the Italian mafia, in which he carried out and coordinated drug trafficking. Though to be hiding in the Balearic Islands.

Ishak Merenvouri, 50, Finnish national of Algerian descent

Wanted for sexual assault on a child under five years old, committed in Helsinki (Finland). May be residing in coastal areas of Catalonia and Valencian Community.

Rafal Czerwoniek, 46, Polish

Sentenced in Germany for belonging to a criminal organization dedicated to the distribution of drugs internationally. He could be residing in the Canary Islands.

Hayet Boughanmi Ep Abbas, AKA Hayet Kaubisch, 32, Tunisian

Wanted for stabbing a German citizen 53 times to death. Thought be in Catalonia or Andalucia, posing as a Moroccan.

 

Antonio Jesús Barge Valdés, 48, Madrid

Wanted for raiding a jewelry store in Toledo where shot and injured three agents of the National Police. Sentenced to 40 years in prison, he escaped from custody last year.

Rafael Rubén Nuñez Cencerrado, 41, Valencia

Wanted for importing cocaine in mass quantities from numerous cartels in Colombia.

Vicente Lamarca Sánchez, 53, Jaén

Wanted for heading a criminal organisation which imports cocaine from South America into Madrid.

Francisco de Paula Martorell de la Capilla, 61, Barcelona

Sentenced to 15 years for sexually assaulting his youngest daughter for years, Francisco has been on the run since 2014.

Esteban Vacas García, 47, Salamanca

Sentenced to 14 years for sexually assaulting his partner’s daughter, he is thought to be hiding out in Castilla Leon.

If you know the whereabouts of any of the most wanted contact, [email protected] or call 951 273 575.

A police hotline can be reached on 915 824 136

 



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3 COMMENTS

  1. another british criminal in spain and counting.
    it seems the british police is not very effective to detain their own in their own country

    • Well actually Pablo, the British police allows fugitives to enjoy a little bit of sunshine before having them deported and locked up. Lets hope the Spanish justice system happens to lock up the many Spanish corrupt officials that stole millions from the Spanish people. Understand the Princess is still walking the streets.

      • All the countries have their own delinquents.
        The problem here is that criminals are UK biggest export, and it is the Spanish, French, German police who have to detain them.

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