4 May, 2018 @ 23:12
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Stephen Lawrence murder suspect Jamie Acourt arrested at gunpoint in Spain

CAGED: Jamie Acourt

STEPHEN Lawrence murder suspect Jamie Acourt has been arrested in Spain after being on the run for two years.

The 41-year-old was swarmed by armed police at Barcelona airport in connection with a €4.5 million marijuana plot.

He was captured as part of Operation Captura, an initiative between the UK’s National Crime Agency, Crimestoppers and Spanish police.

Acourt will appear before a judge in Madrid next week for an extradition hearing.

“Acourt thought he could evade capture, but as a result of an intelligence-led operation his days on the run have ended,” said Ian Cruxton, head of the NCA’s International operations.

Acourt is alleged to have been involved in the murder of Stephen Lawrence in April 1993.

A gang hurled racial abuse at Lawrence before stabbing him fatally in London.

Acourt has never stood trial for his alleged involvement in the murder.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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