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  • 6 January 2014, 2:38

One Of UK's Most Wanted Criminals Arrested

One of Britain's 13 most-wanted fugitives, who was thought to be hiding in Spain, has been arrested in the UK.

Lee Willis was detained in Bolton on New Year's Day, Greater Manchester Police said.

The 30-year-old had pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis and cocaine, but went on the run before he was due to be sentenced in June last year.

He also stands accused of dealing cocaine.

Willis, from Ashton-under-Lyne, near Manchester, appeared on a list issued by Crimestoppers, the UK's National Crime Agency and Spanish police in Madrid last year as one of 13 of Britain's most-wanted criminals.

It was published as part of Operation Captura, set up to find criminals believed to have fled to Spain.

Willis is due to appear in court later this month.

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