Fugitive who murdered British couple caught

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A MAN doing time for murdering a British couple in Alicante who had been on the run since being let out of jail on a temporary release in February has been arrested in Madrid.
The National Police force has reported that the fugitive was caught near Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport when he was on his way to meet his daughter off a flight, and the daughter has also been arrested for placing a false report of the loss of her father’s passport.
In September 2002, a British couple who had travelled to the Costa Blanca to buy a home to retire in was reported missing.
The couple was believed to have got in touch with two Venezuelan men, who were meant to show them a house in Alcoy (Alicante).
National Police officers eventually found the bodies of the couple buried in cement under the Alcoy house and arrested the men for kidnapping and killing them.
The two men were later jailed for 59 years by Alicante Provincial Court, yet one was allowed out on a temporary release in February and disappeared.
Days later, his daughter placed a report at the police station in Fuengirola (Malaga) stating that her handbag, containing her father’s passport and other items, had been stolen.
Yet as the missing man’s passport had been confiscated when he was jailed, investigators suspected he could be trying to obtain ID to escape from Spain and tracked him down as he went to meet his daughter.


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