Shane O’Brien, 31, will serve a minimum term of 26 years for the murder of Josh Hanson after being sentenced today after being convicted at the Old Baily last month.
Obrien was one of Britain’s most wanted fugitives after leading authorities on a three and a half year international manhunt across Europe across the Netherlands, Germany Belgium and the Czech Republic before finally being tracked down in Romania.
After slaying a young man in a London bar by cutting his throat O’Brien calmly left the bar and got a friend, known as “Vanessa”, to arrange a private jet to take him to the Netherlands.
Pals in Holland assisted Obrien to help him to lay low after he was added to both Europol and Interpol’s most wanted lists.
Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, from Scotland Yard, said O’Brien was “funded, provided with false documents, encrypted mobile phones, well beyond the capability of the ordinary criminal.”
This morning Obrien was thankfully taken out of soceity as he was sent down for a minumum stretch of 26 years behind bars.