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British Fugitive Andrew Moran Is Arrested In Spain

posted 12 May 2013, 06:05 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 12 May 2013, 06:07 ]

Spanish police apprehend one of Britain's most wanted fugitives just north of the popular holiday resort town of Benidorn on the Costa Blanca.

CALPE, SPAIN (MAY 10, 2013) (POLICE) - A British fugitive was arrested poolside in the resort town of Calpe on Friday (May 10) after Spanish police raided a luxury villa in the popular tourist region of the Costa Blanca.

Police identified the man as 31-year-old Andrew Terence Moran, one of the UK's most wanted criminals.

Moran was sought by British police for the armed robbery of a Royal Mail van carrying 25,000 British pounds (38,000 US dollars).

Moran made a dramatic escape while on trial, leaping from the dock and assaulting a security guard during his trial in 2009.

The arrest in Calpe was a joint operation between Spanish and British police.