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Most-Wanted Foreigners Hiding In UK Named
A list of the most-wanted high-risk foreign fugitives believed to be hiding in Britain - including three suspected murderers and an accused rapist - has been released.
The list of 17 people, who are wanted by authorities in other European countries but are thought to be in the UK, has been unveiled by Scotland Yard and Crimestoppers.
It is the third Operation Sunfire campaign and includes the search for 32-year-old Dritan Rexhepi, who is wanted over a double murder in Albania and has links to London, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.
Edvinas Judinskas, 19, is accused of murder in his native Lithuania over an attack where a gang forced their way in to a flat and beat the occupant to death with a metal rod and wooden chair leg.
He has links to Woolwich in southeast London, Reading and Greater Manchester - specifically Bury and Bolton.
The list also includes Evaldas Rabikauskas, 29, who is wanted in Lithuania over the rape of a teenager in 2007 and has links to Hackney in north London and Potters Bar in Hertfordshire.
Roger Critchell, director of operations for Crimestoppers, said: "The purpose of Operation Sunfire is to track down and arrest murderers, violent robbers, drug traffickers and other criminals hiding in the UK.
"Crimestoppers is supporting this Metropolitan Police operation so that these individuals can be put before the extradition courts to face justice abroad and no longer be a threat to this country.
"Non-national fugitives hiding overseas in countries such as this are a threat to local communities as they most often remain involved in criminal activity and are a danger to those around them.
"We want these criminals off British soil and back to the countries where they have committed these heinous crimes so that justice may be served."
Detective Sergeant Peter Rance, who is leading the operation, warned the public not to approach the fugitives.
He said: "Today I'm asking the public, do you recognise these faces? Maybe you know where these people live, work or socialise?
"They are wanted to face justice for a multitude of crimes in other countries and it is in the UK's interests to help find them."
Anyone with information on the most-wanted is urged to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police said anyone who sees one of the 17 suspects should not approach them but call 999 instead.
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what do you think?
give them a home money and a new life we do for everyone else
Hardly surprising considering the number of illegals who have managed to evade our non existant border controls.
You've upset someone shaun maybe you should have added a couple of zeros
wanted for crimes tony blair william hague the queen lord blah blah all have been seen in london, please call scotland yard if you see them as they are wanted for murder and billions, maybe trillions pounds of theft in foreign countries dating back centuries
Leave the queen out of it.
Tax officials have published a gallery of photographs of the people they consider to be the most wanted UK tax fugitives. The gallery, published for the first time online, details 20 people who HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) believe are responsible for £765m of tax evasion and fraud. All have been identified and most are thought to be living outside the UK. Get that - living OUTSIDE THE UK.
And look what 'we' send to the East Europeans. 'A British paedophile who paid impoverished parents in Bulgaria £60,000 to sexually abuse their young sons has been jailed for four years. Paul Renouf's victims were just 11-years-old and were handed over to him for weekends and holidays, a Bulgarian court heard'.
Or this: 'Two British citizens were fined for hooliganism after an incident in which they threw beer bottles, injuring people, after being barred by security guards from entering a Veliko Turnovo restaurant that had closed for the night. Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) reported on May 6 2012 that police had arrested one of the UK citizens at the scene and took the other, who had fled, into custody later'.