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Man who sexually assaulted teen arrested after seven years on run

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Arik Amir, 60, has been jailed for four and a half years
Arik Amir, 60, has been jailed for 4 and a half years (Picture: BPM Media)

A person who fled the nation seven years in the past after being convicted of sexually assaulting an underage girl has been arrested in Ibiza.

Arik Amir, 60, has been hiding in Tel Aviv, Israel, after fleeing the nation to keep away from a 4 and a half 12 months jail sentence.

He had been discovered responsible of 5 counts of sexual assault on the sufferer, who was beneath 18, in Leatherhead, Surrey.

All makes an attempt to extradite Amir from Israel had beforehand failed.

However, Surrey Police discovered on August 20 that Amir had flown to Malaga and can be leaving Spain in two days time.

They confronted a race towards time to arrest the fugitive however inside hours the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) secured an arrest warrant from Guildford Crown Court.

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With assist from the National Crime Agency and Spanish authorities, police had been then capable of detain Amir as he was boarding a flight from Ibiza again to Israel.

Surrey Police Detective Sergeant Hilary Squire mentioned: ‘Amir’s arrest overseas is a shining instance of collaborative police work.

‘The crew has had Amir on our information since his conviction and by no means forgotten about him, hoping for the chance to convey him to justice.

‘This is such a great result and it’s vastly pleasing that justice can now be served.’

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