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Video: Andrew Moran, one of UK's most wanted men, is captured by Spanish police

By James Legge

Published 12/05/2013

Spain's National Police said Moran confronted officers when they tried to arrest him, and that they recovered two handguns, 60 rounds of ammunition and a machete.
Spain's National Police said Moran confronted officers when they tried to arrest him, and that they recovered two handguns, 60 rounds of ammunition and a machete.
Moran, who has been on the run for over four years, fled the country in 2009 after he vaulted the dock in a Burnley courtroom as he went on trial over a £25,000 armed robbery of Royal Mail guards.
Andrew Moran, 31, from Salford, was charged with a 2005 armed robbery against Royal Mail guards in Lancashire.
Weapons recovered during the capture Andrew Moran
Photo issued by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) of one of Britain's most wanted fugitives, Andrew Moran, 31, from Salford, Greater Manchester, who was arrested in the resort of Calpe in Alicante on Friday, the Serious Organised Crime Agency said.
Photo issued by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) of mobile phones recovered during the capture of one of Britain's most wanted fugitives, Andrew Moran.
Photo issued by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) of one of Britain's most wanted fugitives, Andrew Moran, 31, from Salford, Greater Manchester, who was arrested in the resort of Calpe in Alicante on Friday, the Serious Organised Crime Agency said.
Spain's National Police said Moran confronted officers when they tried to arrest him, and that they recovered two handguns, 60 rounds of ammunition and a machete.
Andrew Moran was arrested in the resort of Calpe in Alicante on Friday, the Serious Organised Crime Agency sai
Andrew Moran, 31, from Salford, was charged with a 2005 armed robbery against Royal Mail guards in Lancashire.
Andrew Moran, 31, from Salford, was charged with a 2005 armed robbery against Royal Mail guards in Lancashire.
Weapons recovered during the capture Andrew Moran
Moran, who has been on the run for over four years, fled the country in 2009 after he vaulted the dock in a Burnley courtroom as he went on trial over a £25,000 armed robbery of Royal Mail guards.

Spanish police have swooped on a British armed robber who was among the UK's most wanted.

Andrew Moran, 31, from Salford, was charged with a 2005 armed robbery against Royal Mail guards in Lancashire.

During the trial, in February 2009, assaulted four security guards, jumped over the dock and escaped.

He was convicted in his absence of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and placed on the Serious Organised Crime Agency's most wanted list.

The guards had been threatened with a gun, machete and baseball bat. One of them was assaulted before the robbers made off with £25,000.

He was found yesterday by the swimming pool of a luxury villa on Spain's Costa Blanca, and has been detained in the Alicante resort of Calpe.

Spain's National Police said Moran confronted officers when they tried to arrest him, and that they recovered two handguns, 60 rounds of ammunition and a machete.

Det Ch Insp Janet Hudson, of the north-west regional organised crime unit, said: "Extradition proceedings are now under way.

"It just goes to show that we will stop at nothing to capture criminals wherever they are in the world."

Matt Burton, the agency's head of investigations, said Moran had changed his appearance and used false identities, but there was "no hiding place".

Moran will appear at a court in Madrid tomorrow.

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