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Appeal launched for UK fugitives hiding in the Netherlands

The NCA and UK crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers have launched a new appeal for eight suspected or convicted criminals believed to be on the run in the Netherlands.

The list includes some of the UK’s most dangerous accused or convicted criminals wanted for crimes relating to drug smuggling, rape and unlawful wounding.

Robert Gerrard and Michael Moogan, from Liverpool, are believed to be linked to a Rotterdam café that was raided last year as part of a series of coordinated strikes in the UK and the Netherlands. It is suspected the café was being used as a front for an operations centre for international drug traffickers where they could meet for negotiations with cartels and for arranging the financing and transportation of huge quantities of drugs. Both men are wanted by the NCA in connection with the importation of cocaine to the UK. 

The third man from Liverpool on the list, Mark Fitzgibbon, is allegedly part of a well organised and professional crime group involved in the supply, processing and transportation of drugs. Officers seized 84.4kg of cannabis and 57.6kg of amphetamine at an address in Liverpool.

Mark Liscott, who is originally from Birmingham, was released from prison on licence. Officers believe he became involved in the distribution of drugs, working with organised crime groups in both Nottingham and London.

Two men wanted in Greater Manchester, Thomas Tooth and Liam Fynes, are wanted for unlawful wounding and alleged drug offences respectively.

Tooth was drinking at The Angel public house in Royton, Greater Manchester, when he was involved in an altercation in which a man was injured and left with permanent damage to his eye.

Fynes is believed to have been involved in international drug trafficking over a number of years. During a search of his home address, officers found a large amount of cannabis, diamorphine, ammunition and drug apparatus.

Rezgar Zengana, who is wanted by Police Scotland after he was convicted for raping a 25-year-old woman after posing as a taxi driver, joins Metropolitan Police target James Tarrant, who was convicted in his absence of drug and firearm offences, to make up the eight individuals. 

This latest launch brings the total number of fugitive appeals in Holland to 17, with eight already located.

Operation Return is a multi-agency campaign involving the National Crime Agency (NCA), Crimestoppers UK, Bel M (Dutch Crimestoppers) and Netherlands law enforcement. It aims to engage the media and the public to help locate fugitives wanted for serious crimes committed in the UK but believed to be hiding in and around the city of Amsterdam.

Hank Cole, Head of International Operations for the National Crime Agency, said: “The NCA and its partners continue to pursue fugitives relentlessly. Many believe they can use the Netherlands as a base to continue their illegal activities, which still have an impact on the UK, but they are finding out that it is not a safe haven.

“The exceptional level of collaboration and intelligence sharing with the Dutch authorities has resulted in many of our most wanted being captured. Last year alone, 20 fugitives linked to Return and other operations were captured in the Netherlands and brought back to the UK to face justice.

“However, the most important thing is the support of the public. Be our eyes and ears and let us know if you have any information, no matter how small or trivial, on the whereabouts of our targets.”

Lord Ashcroft, KCMG PC, Founder and Chair of Crimestoppers, said: “This is the third campaign to be launched in the Netherlands and follows the recent success of Operation Captura in Spain and Operation Zygos in Cyprus where to date 61 out of 85 fugitives have now been arrested.”

 “I hope that these campaigns give a clear message to British fugitives that escaping abroad does not mean you can escape justice for your crimes. I would urge the public to look at our Most Wanted gallery to see if they recognise any of the individuals listed. If you have any information then please contact us anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org as your information could prove vital to police.”

Members of the public are encouraged to visit the Crimestoppers website – www.crimestoppers-uk.org/most-wanted/  – to view the eight appeals.

 

Name: Mark Anthony Fitzgibbon
DoB: 18/03/1971
Alias DoB: 02/04/1969
Nationality: British
Description: White, medium build, approximately 5ft 10ins tall.
EAW issued: 19 March 2010
Issuing organisation: National Crime Agency
Accusatory/conviction: Accusatory
Offences: Conspiracy to supply amphetamine; conspiracy to supply cannabis; two offences of possession with intent to supply amphetamine.
Summary:  Fitzgibbon is believed to be part of a well organised and professional crime group involved in the supply, processing and transportation of drugs. He is accused of possession and supply of Class B and Class C drugs. This relates to a seizure in September 2004 of 84.4kg of cannabis and 57.6kg of amphetamine powder at an address in Liverpool. 

 

Name: Thomas Tooth
DOB: 21/04/1983
Alias name: Thomas John Quinn
Nationality: British
Description: 178cm tall, slim, blue eyes, blonde hair. Tattoos - ‘RIP Shady 86/10/02’ and the letter ‘T’ on his left arm, ‘Kim’ on his back, and ‘Tyson’ on his right shoulder. He also has two-inch scars on both his knees.
EAW issued: 1 October 2012
Issuing organisation: Greater Manchester Police
Accusatory/conviction: Conviction Offences:  Affray and unlawful wounding
Summary: In February 2008, Tooth was drinking at The Angel Public House in Royton, Greater Manchester. He was involved in an altercation in which a man was injured and left with permanent damage to his eye.

 

Name: Liam Fynes
DOB: 24/04/1957
Alias DoBs/names: 23/05/1957, Liam Gregory Fynes,
John Christopher Fynes, Leo Fynes, William Cody, Liam Gregory Fynes,William McGowan, Stuart Healey DoB 05/03/63
Nationality: British
Description: White, 5ft 10ins tall, slim build, blue eyes, Irish accent.
EAW issued: 29 October 2005
Issuing organisation: Greater Manchester Police
Accusatory/conviction: Accusatory
Offences: Possession of cannabis; possession of diamorphine; and possession of ammunition without a shotgun certificate.
Summary: Fynes is believed to have been involved in international drug trafficking over a number of years. During a search of his home address in May 2004, officers found a large amount of cannabis, diamorphine, ammunition and drug apparatus. Fynes was in his vehicle at the time. He had £1,000 in cash and officers found an additional £36,000 in the vehicle.

 

Name: Michael Paul Moogan
DOB:  16/12/1985
Nationality: British
Description: White, 5ft 11ins tall, blue eyes. Tattoos - cross and a large crucifix on his left arm.
EAW issued: 6 December 2013
Issuing organisation: National Crime Agency
Accusatory/conviction: Accusatory
Offence:  Conspiracy to import cocaine
Summary:  It is believed that during 2013 Moogan was involved in a conspiracy to import cocaine into the UK.

 

Name:  James Nicholas Tarrant
DOB:  15/02/1955
Nationality: British
Description:  5ft 10ins tall, slim build, blue eyes, may have short or long grey hair, and has been known to have a goatee beard and moustache
EAW issued: 7 April 2011
Issuing organisation: Metropolitan Police
Accusatory/conviction: Conviction
Offences: Conspiracy to supply class cocaine; conspiracy to supply cannabis; possession of a firearm; and possession of ammunition.
Summary: In June 2009 at an address in Waltham Abbey, Essex, officers found cannabis, blocks of cocaine, a handgun, approximately £5000 and body armour. Tarrant was arrested along with other individuals. He was subsequently charged and granted conditional bail but absconded and has not been seen since. Tarrant was convicted in his absence.

 

Name: Robert Stephen Gerrard
DOB: 14/05/1963 or 24/07/1963
Nationality: British
Description: White, 5ft 8ins tall, blue eyes, brown hair, Liverpool accent, two-inch curved scar on the right hand side of his face, and has been known to frequently wear glasses.
EAW issued: 20 December 2013
Issuing organisation: National Crime Agency
Accusatory/conviction: Accusatory and conviction
Offences:  Accusatory - conspiracy to import cocaine. Convicted - possession of a false identity document and obtaining property by deception.
Summary:  In is believed that during 2013 Gerrard was involved in a conspiracy to import cocaine into the UK. 

 

Name: Rezgar Zengana
DOB: 01/01/1983
Nationality: Iraqi
Description: 183cm tall, black hair, brown eyes.
EAW issued: 31 October 2008
Issuing organisation: Police Scotland
Accusatory/conviction: Conviction
Offences:  Rape contrary to the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
Summary: On the 10 December 2006 at Argyle Street, Glasgow, Zengana posed as a private hire taxi driver to pick up his 25 year old female victim before driving her to a private dwelling where the attack took place. He was convicted of the rape but is still to be sentenced for this offence.

 

Name:  Mark Liscott
DOB:  01/09/1960
Nationality:  British
Description:  178cm tall, medium build, brown eyes, cropped black hair, surgical scar on his back
EAW issued: 19 July 2013
Issuing organisation: East Midlands Special Operations Unit
Accusatory/conviction: Accusatory
Offences: Conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs
Summary: Liscott, who is originally from Great Barr, Birmingham, was sentenced to nine years imprisonment in January 2005 for supplying cannabis in the West Midlands area. He served part of his sentence before he was released on licence. He breached the terms of his licence and it’s believed he became involved in the distribution of drugs, working with organised crime groups in both Nottingham and London. 

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