ONE of the UK’s most wanted criminals is said to be living among the expat community on the Costa del Sol.
Fugitive Jonathon Kelly has been on the run from his hometown of Glasgow after disappearing following his release from prison in 2014.
The aggressive thug, who stabbed and paralysed his victim using a machete, remains National Crime Agency’s Most Wanted List – where he is described as “extremely violent”.
The 40-year-old, last seen in September 2014, failed a drug test while on parole and was due to be sent back to prison to face another 10 years behind bars.
But insiders claim the savage brute was smuggled out of Scotland and is now mixing with crime bosses in Spain.
The Sun reported that gang pals said Kelly will never return to the UK as he “plans to stay at his Spanish bolthole” in a bid to stay under the radar of authorities.
Kelly, who is extremely violent and poses a high risk to both police and members of the public, was convicted at various courts of a number of offences between 2002 and 2010.
He received sentences in excess of 16 years, and in September 2013 he was released on licence but failed to adhere to conditions set.
His rap sheet also includes robberies, a string of savage assaults and having a blade in prison.
A £5,000 reward is offered for info leading to the capture of Kelly — who uses various aliases and may have grown a beard and had cosmetic surgery to scars on the left and right side of the face.
The brute is also said to pose a “high risk” to police and the public are warned not to approach him.