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Lithuania killing suspect may be holed up in Ulster

A Lithuanian man wanted in connection with a horrific murder in his homeland could be on the run in Northern Ireland.

The PSNI has warned that Giedrius Dubosas could be hiding out in Northern Ireland to avoid police investigating the murder of a businessman eight years ago.

The man who died in 2005 is understood to have been tortured in an attack involving an electrical cable.

Dubosas is described as being five foot six inches tall (1.68m), weighs about 15 stone (95kg) and has green eyes.

Police suspect the 36-year-old – who goes by the nickname 'Sabonis' – may be in Co Armagh, Co Tyrone or Co Monaghan in the Irish Republic, where he has links.

He is thought to have been involved at one stage with a criminal gang operating in Monaghan.

Gardai think he was closely associated with members of a Lithuanian gang who had been active in the Ballybay area in the past.

However, he has not been seen there for some time.

A European arrest warrant has been issued for the man.

Police have issued a photograph of the suspect in the hope that someone might recognise him.

Details of his alleged crime and a photograph appeared on last night's BBC Crimewatch programme, as part of the PSNI's appeal for information.

If anyone knows of the Lithuanian's whereabouts or has any information about him, they are asked to contact the PSNI on 0845 600 8000 and ask for the Organised Crime Detectives in Armagh, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Belfast Telegraph