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Man who fled three-year sentence in Romania arrested in Portadown

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A man who fled a three-year prison sentence in Romania has been arrested in Portadown.

Officers from the PSNI’s International Policing Unit have arrested the man, aged in his 40s.

He is wanted in Romania to serve a three-year sentence for multiple driving offences including no driving licence and using forged documents.

The man was detained in the Portadown area on Wednesday morning on a Romanian extradition warrant and will appear at an extradition hearing at Laganside Magistrates’ Court later today.

Constable Willie Dynes from the International Policing Unit said: “This is another example of our continued determination and commitment to work with International Law Enforcement partners to track down wanted persons and bring offenders to justice.

“Our message is clear, Northern Ireland is not a safe haven for any wanted persons trying to avoid arrest and the consequences of their previous actions. We will relentlessly pursue those that are trying to delay or deny justice to victims of crime.”

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