One of the most wanted criminals in Britain has finally been arrested in Romania.
Shane O’Brien, 31, is a suspect in the murder of 21-year-old Josh Hanson from Kingsbury, who was stabbed to death in Hillingdon nearly four years ago.
O’Brien was put on Interpol’s most wanted list last year with a £50,000 reward offered for information leading to his arrest and prosecution. Scotland Yard said O’Brien was detained by authorities in Romania yesterday.
O’Brien is believed to have fled the UK shortly after Mr Hanson was stabbed in RE Bar in Eastcote in October 15, flying on a private jet from Biggin Hill Airport to Germany.
Police photos revealed at the time show he had changed his appearance considerably, now having longer hair and a beard, and a new, large tattoo that covers most of his back.
Josh Hanson who was from Kingsbury, was killed in an alleged unprovoked attack and died at the scene.
The Metropolitan police have said Hanson’s family had been kept up to date with all the developments.