One of Britain’s most wanted fugitives has been captured by armed officers as he left a gym in Barcelona. Jamie Acourt was detained after he left the Metropolitan Sagrada Familia Gym on Friday, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said. The 41-year-old, from south London, who is a former suspect in the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993, is wanted by the Metropolitan Police over his alleged involvement in the large-scale supply of drugs. Acourt has always denied involvement in the murder of 18-year-old Mr Lawrence in Eltham, south London. Acourt is to appear in court in Madrid next week for an extradition hearing. He was apprehended on a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) on Friday afternoon after a joint operation by the NCA, Crimestoppers and the Spanish authorities. The NCA described him as one of Britain’s most wanted fugitives. Ian Cruxton, head of international operations for the NCA, said: “Acourt thought he could evade capture but as a result of an intelligence-led operation his days on the run have ended.” “We were able to direct the Spanish authorities to his location in Barcelona.” “Our ability to share information and work at speed with our international partners ensures there is no… Read full this story
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