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Lancashire's most wanted arrested in Belfast reveals PSNI

Published 14/06/2016

PSNI has arrested a man in Belfast who has been at large since 2000
PSNI has arrested a man in Belfast who has been at large since 2000

The PSNI has arrested a man that police in Lancashire have been seeking for 16 years.

The 41-year-old man was arrested by the PSNI in Belfast on suspicion of a number of serious offences, including burglary with intent to inflict, GBH, possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear and threats to kill.

Sergeant Downey, PSNI Extradition & International Liaison said the man has been at large since 2000.

"This individual had been wanted by Lancashire Police since 2000 and we have assisted them in effecting the European Arrest Warrant process as he has been resident in the Republic of Ireland," he said.

"Working with our partners and following a planned operation last Tuesday (June 7) the male was arrested in Belfast city centre and returned to the custody of Lancashire Police the following day."

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