UK’s Most Wanted Criminals List Revealed By National Crime Agency
The National Crime Agency (NCA) has revealed a list of the UK’s 12 most-wanted criminals in an attempt to bring them to justice.
With a grisly list of crimes including murder, gun-running, violent assaults, and managing huge drugs supply lines, the 12 are currently believed to be hiding out in Spain. But just who are they?
Brace yourselves as we run through the UK underworld as we run through just some of the list.
First up is Callum Halpin, 27. He’s wanted by Greater Manchester Police for the murder of drug dealer Luke ‘Tank’ Graham and the attempted murder of Anton Verigotta. Graham was a dad-of-two who was ambushed and shot dead in broad daylight back in 2018 as part of a drugs turf war in Ashton-under-Lyme outside of Manchester.
Dean Garforth, 29, is allegedly involved in an organised crime group supplying supplying large amounts of cannabis and cocaine as well as being involved in the trading of firearms and ammunition.
31-year-old John James Jones, meanwhile, is wanted for wounding with intent. The NCA says Jones and a co-accused allegedly assaulted two people by stabbing them repeatedly with a knife, causing serious injuries.
There’s also Joshua Dillon Hendry, 30, from Liverpool. He’s accused of being a member of a Liverpool organised crime gang and is wanted for conspiracy to supply Class A Drugs. He allegedly trafficked heroin and crack cocaine from Liverpool to Grimsby for distribution.
Fellow Liverpudlian Mark Francis Roberts is wanted for grievous bodily harm and the attempted robbery of a man’s £60,000 Richard Mille watch. The 27 year-old allegedly beat the victim into critical care after he’d refused to hand over his watch.
They join others wanted for an array of crimes, and the NCA is appealing for anyone with information on their whereabouts to come forward.
NCA Director General of Operations Steve Rodhouse warned the criminals, ‘Spain is not a safe haven. We have a brilliant relationship with the country’s various law enforcement agencies and work together daily to protect the public.
‘With 86 offenders arrested in our last fugitives campaign, criminals know we will never give up and we’re never far behind them.’
Our Spanish partners were crucial to many of those arrests, and in 2021 arrested and returned more than 25 wanted UK fugitives.
He went on to add that ‘many of these fugitives will be trying to blend in to the large British communities who have made their homes in Spain, and if you are resident, you may know one of them from your town or village’.
‘Loyalties change over time and we urge anyone with information about these men to help us find them.’
Anyone with information should call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, while callers in Spain should call the freephone Spanish number 900 926 111, which will be answered by CrimeStoppers in the UK.
You can also fill out an anonymous online form at the CrimeStoppers website.
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