A British fugitive on the run from authorities was caught sunbathing in Spain on Friday.
Police reportedly apprehended 31-year-old Andrew Terence Moran while he was relaxing near the swimming pool at a resort along the Alicante coast. Officers used the villa walls as cover while they crept up behind the fugitive.
When authorities jumped over the barrier and attempted to place the sunbathing fugitive under arrest, he tried to climb onto the roof of a nearby outhouse in hopes of escaping. Unfortunately for Moran, he was ultimately caught by police.
It’s also being reported that the suspect had two handguns, approximately 60 rounds of ammunition, and a machete with him at the luxury villa. All of these items were confiscated by officers at the time Moran was placed under arrest.
The 31-year-old has been on the run from British police for nearly four years. He allegedly attacked security guards and escaped during his armed robbery trial in the United Kingdom in 2009. Moran was convicted of the crime while on the run from police.
A spokesperson for the National Court told the folks at Sky News that Moran won’t fight extradition to the UK. He still faces sentencing in the armed robbery trial. However, it’s likely the fugitive will also face additional time behind bars for fleeing the country.
Moran has reportedly evaded police on several occasions over the past few years. Officers believe that he managed to change his appearance numerous times in order to prevent being captured.
Reports indicate that the sunbathing fugitive was tracked to the Murcia region back in 2012. However, he managed to avoid being caught after he rammed his vehicle into a pair of police cars. Moran sped away down the wrong side of the road in order to escape.
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