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Shane O'Brien, spotted in Ashford while on Interpol’s World’s Most Wanted List, is arrested

By Julia Collins

A wanted man who was spotted in Kent two days after a London murder has been arrested in Romania.

Shane O'Brien, who was wanted in connection with the murder of Josh Hanson, 21, was placed on Interpol’s World’s Most Wanted List last May.

Shane O'Brien (8022820)
Shane O'Brien (8022820)

Mr Hanson was fatally stabbed at a bar in west London, on October 11, 2015

The day after the attack, O’Brien was spotted in Camber Sands in East Sussex.

Then on October 13, 2015, he was seen in Ashford at the Designer Outlet Centre in Kimberley Way buying clothes.

O’Brien fled the country on a private plane immediately after the killing, according to Scotland Yard.

Josh Hanson was killed in October 2015
Josh Hanson was killed in October 2015

A statement issued today by the Met Police said: "Shane O'Brien, 31, has today, Saturday, March 23, been detained by authorities in Romania.

"He is subject to a European Arrest Warrant on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service.

"This relates to an investigation launched in 2015 by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command after the murder of Josh Hanson.

Shane O'Brien (8022814)
Shane O'Brien (8022814)

"The process will now begin in relation to O'Brien's extradition back to the United Kingdom.

"Josh's family have been kept fully up to date with developments."

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