A man wanted in connection with the murder of a father at a farm in Cheshire nearly 16 years ago, has been arrested in Malta.
Christopher Guest More Jr, aged 41, from Lymm, who was one of the UK’s most wanted men, is suspected of being involved in the death of Brian Waters at Burnt House Farm in Tabley on 19 June 2003.
He is also wanted for the alleged attempted murder of a second man at the farm, and imprisonment and assault of other victims. He left the country shortly after the incident.
Assistant Chief Constable Matt Burton, from Cheshire Constabulary, said: “Our determination to find Christopher Guest More Jr has not faltered and, over the years, we have remained committed to locating him.
“This latest development highlights the close working relationship between Cheshire Constabulary and the National Crime Agency, along with law enforcement agencies abroad, and I would like to thank colleagues for all of their assistance.
“I would also like to thank members of the public for all of their support and information provided on the back of our appeals.”
More Jr, who appeared in court in Valletta on Saturday, has been remanded in custody until his next hearing on Monday. Extradition proceedings are now underway.