Spanish authorities broadcast face of wanted Scot in expat areas

Published:  7 Jul at 3 PM
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The face of one of the UK’s most wanted fugitives has been broadcast around popular expat areas in Spain as authorities up their efforts to locate him.

Derek McGraw Ferguson, 51, is suspected of murdering a man in the Scottish town of Bishopbriggs in 2007. His image will now appear on a digital screen on the back of vehicles belonging to Operation Captura, an organisation that tracks down suspects thought to be hiding among Spain’s expat communities such as Malaga, Puerto Banus and Benidorm.

Ferguson is being hunted down over the murder of barman Thomas Cameron, who he is suspected of gunning down in the car park of the Auchinairn Tavern on 28 June 2007. The vans will tour around areas popular among Brits, parking outside venues such as restaurants, bars, nightclubs and supermarkets.

The move is the latest of a number of efforts by Operation Captura to locate 18 remaining individuals on its fugitive list. The multi-agency initiative involving Spanish authorities, the National Crime Agency and Crimestoppers has been in operation for nine years.

NCA deputy director Steve Reynolds said that they had successfully apprehended 68 out of 86 runaways on the list and they would not stop until each and every one has been tracked down. He added that by moving into communities where they believe they were hiding out, the fugitives’ lives would become increasingly more uncomfortable.
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