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Man arrested in Lurgan had fled Latvia to escape prison after fatal crash sentencing

'This demonstrates our continued determination to actively seek out and hold to account people attempting to flee their own country to escape justice being served'

A man who fled Latvia after being convicted of a motoring offence which left one person dead is due to appear at the Extradition Court in Belfast later today (Wednesday).

The 26-year-old was arrested in the Lurgan area today.

The arrest was carried out by the PSNI’s Extradition and International Mutual Assistance Unit assisted by officers from the town.

Inspector Gareth Thompson said: “The man was identified as being the subject of an outstanding international extradition warrant in relation to motoring offences in Latvia, which caused one person’s death and left four others seriously injured, for which he was sentenced to serve four years in prison.

“The man will now appear at the Extradition Court in Belfast later today. This demonstrates our continued determination to actively seek out and hold to account people attempting to flee their own country to escape justice being served.”

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