Exculsive Stephen Lawrence murder suspect Jamie Acourt is Nicked on the run in Spain

exculsive stephen lawrence murder suspect jamie acourt is nicked on the run in spain

Today, Friday 4 May, Spanish authorities arrested Jamie Acourt, 41, in Barcelona on a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service.
Armed officers detained Acourt after he left the Metropolitan Sagrada Familia Gym this afternoon, the National Crime Agency said.

The 41-year-old, from south London, who was wanted by the Met Police, is believed to be involved in the large-scale supply of drugs.

He is the 81st fugitive to be located out of 96 publicised through Operation Captura – the multi-agency initiative between the NCA, Crimestoppers and the Spanish authorities.

Acourt, who was apprehended on a European Arrest Warrant, will now appear at court in Madrid early next week for an extradition hearing.

This relates to an investigation launched in 2016 by detectives from the Serious and Organised Crime Command.

Extradition proceedings now await.