A Briton who had been fleeing the police for 16 years was arrested in Malta. Various British media report this. The 41-year-old Christopher Guest More Jr. was wanted in connection with the murder of a man in a farm in Cheshire in 2003.
The 44-year-old man was tortured and beaten to death in front of his two adult children. More was also sought for the attempted murder of a second man and the kidnapping and unlawful deprivation of liberty and mistreatment of other victims in the farm.
More fled the United Kingdom shortly after the murder and was arrested in northern Malta on Thursday evening. The arrest is the result of an operation by the British and Maltese authorities after a European arrest warrant was issued against the man. The man appeared in court today in the Maltese capital, Valletta. It will be handed over to the United Kingdom. He has been on the European list of most wanted criminals since April.