'Most wanted' British fugitive held in Spain

Moran fled Britain after he vaulted the dock in a Burnley courtroom
Andrew Moran fled Britain after he vaulted the dock in a Burnley courtroom Credit: Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)

One of Britain's most wanted fugitives has been arrested in Spain, police said.

Andrew Moran, 31, from Salford, Greater Manchester, was arrested in the resort of Calpe in Alicante on Friday, the Serious Organised Crime Agency said.

Moran, who has been on the run for over four years, fled the country in 2009 after he vaulted the dock in a Burnley courtroom as he went on trial over a £25,000 armed robbery of Royal Mail guards.

He was convicted in his absence for the theft in 2005 in Colne, Lancashire.

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'Most wanted' fugitive captured

One of Britain's most wanted fugitives has been arrested in Spain, police said. Andrew Moran was captured in Alicante on Friday, the Serious Organised Crime Agency said.