salford fugitive

A wanted man from Salford has been arrested in Amsterdam in connection with alleged firearms and drugs offences.

Jamie Rothwell, 34, was detained in the Dutch capital on Monday after a European Arrest Warrant was issued.

Rothwell is wanted by Cheshire Police in connection with nine alleged offences – including two counts of conspiring to possess firearms with intent to endanger life, two counts of conspiring to commit grievous bodily harm with intent, conspiracy to supply cocaine, heroin, ketamine and cannabis;

He was arrested in a taxi following an operation to find him by the National Crime Agency (NCA), Dutch police and other agencies four days after the warrant was issued.

Rothwell is now in police custody in Holland awaiting extradition proceedings. The NCA said the arrest relates a shooting in Cheshire earlier this year in which a man sustained leg injuries.

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Evans, from Cheshire Police’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit, said: “Following an international search, he was located and detained within days of us securing the European Arrest Warrant.

“We have worked closely with, and been supported by, the NCA, Greater Manchester Police and Dutch partners and would like to thank colleagues for all of their assistance in assuring he faces justice.”

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