Arrest in 'most wanted' search

One of Britain's 'most wanted' men has been found and arrested in Cumbria.

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One of Britain's 'most wanted' men found in Cumbria

One of Britain's 'most wanted' fugitives has been found and arrested in Cumbria.

Brian Thexton was arrested at 8pm on Tuesday (26th November) at a rural property near Kirkby Stephen.

The 37-year-old was named as one of the country's Most Wanted fugitives by the National Crime Agency.

"Detectives from Cumbria Constabulary have worked hard with other police forces in the North of England over recent weeks to track down and arrest Thexton.

"After a uniformed policing operation tonight he was detained without incident at an isolated rural property.

“We would like to thank the community of North Cumbria for their support and can assure them that our county is not and will not become a safe haven for organised criminals.”

– Detective Superintendent Andrew Slattery, Cumbria Police

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