A wanted British paedophile arrested in his villa in Spain’s Alicante
The National Police in Spain has arrested a British national accused of crimes of sexual exploitation of children and child pornography between 1999 and 2002.
The victims were aged between 9 and 11.
The 61-year-old perpetrator was wanted on a European Detention and Surrender Order and had been on the run for weeks.
Detectives in Spain tracked the fugitive to his villa in Rojales in Alicante, which police say was heavily fortified with security.
The man has several previous convictions, including three counts of sexual assault on a minor under 14 in 1990 and another conviction in 1995 for sexually abusing a child.
The man is currently held by the Spanish Police in Alicante while awaiting his transfer to the British police force.
Whilst the man has yet to be officially named, local reports from close sources have revealed the man arrested is originally from Andover in Hampshire although after his previous convictions moved to a village close to Sherborne in Dorset before going on the run to his Spanish bolthole.
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