One of the UK’s most wanted, David Ungi, arrested in Spain after seven years on the hunt for the shooting death of a teenager


ONE of Britain’s most wanted men has been arrested in Spain after a seven-year hunt.

David Ungi, 30, was arrested in a shopping center for the shooting death of a teenager.


David Ungi was arrested after seven years on the runCredit: PA
Vinny Waddington was shot and killed in 2015


Vinny Waddington was shot and killed in 2015

Officers also arrested three other men in Coin, Malaga, on Thursday and seized a 9mm Ruger firearm and ammunition from a backpack.

Ungi has been on the National Crime Agency’s most wanted list since 18-year-old Vinny Waddington was shot dead in Liverpool in 2015.

Mr Waddington was shot through a car window and ejected from his motorbike. Ungi left the UK less than 24 hours later.

Two men were convicted of murdering the 18-year-old in 2016.

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Ungi was also wanted in connection with the heroin supply in the Liverpool area.

Extradition proceedings are underway after he appeared in court in Malaga on Friday and was remanded in custody.

Steve Reynolds, Regional Director of the National Crime Agency in Spain, said: “The arrest of three of the UK’s most wanted fugitives in one week is a fantastic achievement.

“These arrests would not have been possible without close cooperation between UK police forces and our law enforcement colleagues in Spain and Portugal.

“There are still a number of fugitives on our most wanted list and they need to know that we will never give up and are never far behind them.”

Lord Ashcroft, founder and chairman of the charity Crimestoppers, said: “The capture of this fugitive within days of two others is fantastic news and shows that the public, like us, wants to protect our communities.

“It also proves that our joint Most Wanted campaign with the NCA to highlight those on the run is working successfully.

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One of UK's most wanted arrested in Spain after 7-year hunt for teenager's death

“If you know someone who is on our list, please do the right thing and contact our charity by phone or online through our website. You will remain 100% anonymous. Always.”

The joint investigation was carried out by the Spanish authorities, the NCA, Merseyside Police and the North West Regional Organized Crime Unit.


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