‘Operation Captura’

50% of UK´s ‘Most Wanted’ fugitives arrested within six months of latest appeal
One of the UK´s most wanted fugitives has been arrested as he attempted to return to the UK from Spain on Friday 19 January.  Jody Flynn, 28, from Merseyside, featured in the most recent Crimestoppers campaign in Spain which was launched in Málaga on 23 September 2009.  His arrest means that half of the ten serious criminals featured in the latest campaign have now been arrested to face justice in the UK within just six months.  Flynn is wanted in connection with offences of Grievous Bodily Harm.
The overarching campaign in Spain known as ‘Operation Captura’ was first launched in 2006 and has helped to 31 achieve arrests over the past 4 years.   Operation Captura identifies serious criminals wanted by UK law enforcement agencies for crimes committed in the UK. Crimestoppers and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) work closely with British Embassy in Madrid and British and Spanish law enforcement agencies.  The campaign highlights appeals for information on criminals who have European arrest warrants issued against them for crimes such as drug trafficking, murder and sex offences.
If you wish to pass on information about crime anonymously, you can call Crimestoppers from Spain for free on 900 555 111, or visit their website www.crimestoppers.es
British Embassy in Madrid,
www.ukinspain.fco.gov.uk

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