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Police launch manhunt for British fugitive thought to be on run in Ibiza

Essex police are offering a reward of £10,000 for information to help them catch Bradley Blundell, a murder suspect thought to be hiding out in Ibiza.

Police launch manhunt for British fugitive thought to be on run in Ibiza
Heave you see this man? Photo: Crimestoppers

The 18-year-old is wanted over the murder of John Pordage, 34, who was shot in the chest during a roadside confrontation outside a petrol station in Chelmsford, Essex last summer.

Two other teenagers have already been arrested and tried in connection with the murder but it is alleged that Blundell was the one who pulled the trigger.

A European arrest warrant has been issued for Blundell and Crimestoppers are offering £10,000 for information on his whereabouts.

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Martin Pasmore, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said:  “We’ve received information to say he may be using Ibiza as a place to hide, although it is not known where he is at present. 

We have also had information to suggest he has friends who regularly visit Ibiza. We remain determined to locate Bradley Blundell and bring him to trial.“

“I appeal to Bradley to give himself up. We will never give up searching for him and we are liaising with the National Crime Agency and colleagues abroad to locate him”. “We also have a European Arrest Warrant in place to facilitate his capture and there is a reward via the Crimestoppers charity for up to £10,000 for information leading to his arrest”. 

“Bradley and those advising him need to consider whether he should live a life on the run; never knowing whether an arrest is imminent. It makes sense for Bradley to come forward and face trial now. He will of course have a fair trial and have the opportunity to explain what happened from his point of view. I’m not pre-empting any result but the fact is that as a juvenile, if he were to be convicted and sentenced to imprisonment in the near future, he would still be freed as a relatively young man. The day will come when Bradley will face trial. It is very much in everyone’s interest to do that sooner rather than later.” 

To be eligible for the reward of up to £10,000, please contact the Crimestoppers charity 100 percent anonymously. Anyone in the Balearic Islands or Spain who has information about Blundell’s whereabouts can call Crimestoppers on freephone 900 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

 

MISSING

Family launch fresh appeal and £100K reward for Lisa Brown missing from Costa del Sol since 2015

The family of Lisa Brown were in Cadiz on Friday to launch a fresh appeal for information on her disappearance and announce a reward of €100,000.

Family launch fresh appeal and £100K reward for Lisa Brown missing from Costa del Sol since 2015
Lisa Brown has been missing since November, 2015. Photo; AFP

Brown, originally from Alexandria in Dunbartonshire, Scotland,was 31-years-old when she vanished from her home in Guadiaro, Cadiz province, on November 4th, 2015 after failing to collect to her young son from school.

Her family believe that someone in the English-speaking community in southern Spain could hold key information about her disappearance and hope the reward will encourage someone to break “the wall of silence”.

“We are sure that people know what happened and ask them to think of a little boy who asks every night when his Mummy is coming home. We also hope that the reward might persuade people to tell us what happened,” her brother Craig Douglas said in a press conference in the locality of Los Barrios, in the province of Cadiz, on Friday.

The appeal is supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Spanish authorities and is backed up by a reward of up to £100,000 from the family, which is supported by UK charity Crimestoppers.

Roger Critchell, Crimestoppers Director of Operations, said: “The family are desperate to find out what happened to Lisa.

“We understand that people are not always willing to go to the police so we would urge them to contact Crimestoppers with 100 percent anonymity through our phone line and our online form.”

“Citizen collaboration is essential in these kind of cases,” said British ambassador Simon Manley at the appeal launch.

Police have issued a European Arrest Warrant for Simon Corner, a yacht dealer from Liverpool who was in a relationship with Brown at the time of her disappearance.

Corner was originally interviewed by Guardia Civil detectives at the time of Lisa’s disappearance before fleeing the country. Detectives believed that a ‘violent episode’ had occurred at Brown’s home before she went missing.

He was later arrested via a European Arrest Warrant in Denmark and extradited back to Spain in 2016 but was then released on bail.

However, he broke his bail conditions and failed to sign in to his local police station last month and his whereabouts is now unknown.

Anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 (UK) and 900 555 111 (in Spain) or via the online form here.

The reward will be paid out to any providing substantial information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible or results in identifying the whereabouts of the body. The reward will be valid for six months dating from March 23rd.