Wanted man arrested in Kent

Ken Police have arrested a man wanted for charges of attempted murder and kidnapping in New York, in 2004.

Friends of fugitive 'shocked' by his arrest

The friends and neighbours of a supermarket worker from Kent who was exposed by police as a violent fugative say they are shocked by his arrest. Kent Police detained Sean Lopes yesterday.

He is wanted in New York for the attempted murder and kidnap of a woman nine years ago. Watch Derek Johnson' report here.

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Man arrested in Kent after 9 years on the run

Sean Lopes has been on the run since 2004 Credit: NYPD

Kent police have arrest a man in Chatham for offences in the United States, committed nine years ago. 47-year-old Sean Lopes, is wanted for charges of attempted murder and kidnapping in New York. He fled the country when he was released on bail in 2004.

A member of the public raised concerns about Lopes to Kent Police, who started investigating him. He was arested on Monday after an extradition warrant was issued by Westminister Magistrates' Court, and has been remanded in Custody.