Britain’s most wanted man has been arrested in Spain after a seven-year hunt.
David Ungi, 30, has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a teenager at a mall.
Officers also arrested three other men in Coin, Malaga on Thursday and seized a 9mm Ruger firearm and ammunition from a backpack.
Ungi has been on the National Crime Agency’s Most Wanted list since 18-year-old Vinny Waddington was shot dead in Liverpool in 2015.
Mr Waddington was shot through a car window and rammed by his motorcycle. Ungi left the UK less than 24 hours later.
Two men were convicted of murdering the 18-year-old in 2016.
Ungi was also wanted in connection with the supply of heroin in the Liverpool area.
After he appeared in court in Malaga on Friday and was taken into custody, extradition proceedings are underway.
Steve Reynolds, regional head of the National Crime Agency in Spain, said: “The arrest of three of Britain’s most wanted fugitives in one week is a fantastic achievement.
“These arrests would not have been possible without the close cooperation between the police forces in the UK and our law enforcement colleagues in Spain and Portugal.
“There are still a number of fugitives on our most wanted list and they should know that we never give up and never fall far behind.”
Lord Ashcroft, Founder and Chairman of the charity Crimestoppers, said: “The fact that this fugitive was caught within days of two others is fantastic news and shows that the public, like us, wants to protect our communities.
“It also shows how successful our joint Most Wanted campaign is working with the NCA to highlight those who are on the run.
“If you know someone who is on our list, please do the right thing and contact our charity either by phone or online through our website. You remain 100 percent anonymous. Always.”
The joint investigation was carried out by the Spanish authorities, the NCA, the Merseyside Police and the North West Regional Organized Crime Unit.
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