Briton wanted for murder arrested in the Axarquia

A MAN who had been on the run from the British authorities for 10 years was found working as a builder in the Periana area. Raymond Gunnell, 41, was jailed after receiving a life sentence in December 1990 for stabbing his 19-year-old girlfriend to death in 1989, with her baby daughter Kaylie just metres away, The Grimsby Telegraph reports.

He told the court she came at him with a knife during a violent argument because she was sleeping with another man and he grabbed it off her and stabbed her.

He was released on a life licence in December 1999 to a bail hostel in Kent, but two years later, he allegedly seriously assaulted a man in a pub in Maidstone, Kent. and had not been seen since.

He was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant and is awaiting extradition to the UK, where he will remain in custody before he faces assault charges.

Residents in the area who knew him were shocked at his arrest.



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