Gone are the days of criminals living outside of the law on the Costa del Crime.
Stricter international treaties mean it is increasingly difficult for criminals to flee court, or escape from prisons and live on the run overseas.
But despite increasing difficulties there are still criminals who chose to chance life on the run rather than face justice.
As a British man has been added to Europe’s most wanted list we take a look at some of the most wanted violent criminals in the UK, according to the National Crime Agency.
Derek McGraw Ferguson
Ferguson is wanted in connection to the murder of Thomas Cameron in 2007 in Glasgow.
Foster is alleged to have murdered David Rice, known as Noddy, at the Marsden Bay car park in South Shields on May 24 2006.
He is also wanted in relation to the theft of a diamond ring, and on drug conspiracy charges.
Parle is wanted in connection to two counts of murder, both carried out in Liverpool, in 2004 and 2005 respectively.
More is wanted in connection with the murder of a man in Cheshire, United Kingdom in June 2003. More and a number of accomplices travelled to a remote farmhouse in Cheshire where, after their demands for money were refused, they assaulted the five people in the house, beating one so badly that he died at the scene. He is also wanted for the attempted murder of a second man and for the false imprisonment and assault of other victims present during the incident.
A number of More’s accomplices have been arrested in relation to the incident however More left the United Kingdom in June 2003 and is believed to have flown to Spain. Information suggests that More has links to Spain and Malta. His current location is not known.
Benlaredj is wanted following the rape of a seven-year-old girl. The NCA has few further details.
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On the 10 December 2006 at Argyle Street, Glasgow, Zengana posed as a private hire taxi driver to pick up his 25 year old female victim before driving her to a private dwelling where he raped his victim. He was convicted of the rape but is still to be sentenced for this offence.
On 25 August 2012 Sampson was convicted of raping a girl he met at a nightclub in London in February 2010. The girl was taken unwell after accepting a drink from a stranger, and Sampson and a friend offered to take her home. Sampson told one of the girl’s friends that he was a medical expert. He later raped the girl at her flat while she was incapacitated. Sampson was also convicted of stealing her mobile phone, plus her flatmate’s laptop and games console.
In July 2015, Ungi and two associates were in a vehicle on Banks Road in Garston, Liverpool, which police believe rammed a motorcycle carrying two males. A single shot from a 12-gauge shotgun was fired inflicting a fatal injury to one of the men and injuring the other. The murder victim was Garston teenager Vinny Waddington.
Wanted by Police Scotland on recall to prison to serve remaining sentence of 9 years 10 months for a number of serious assaults. Kelly, who is extremely violent and poses a high risk to both police and members of the public, was convicted at various courts of a number of offences between 2002 and 2010. He received sentences in excess of 16 years, and in September 2013 he was released on licence but failed to adhere to conditions set.