UK criminal arrested in Hoogerheide

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The police in the Dutch province of Zeeland have arrested 26-year-old Anthony Downes from Liverpool, reportedly one of the most wanted men in the United Kingdom. he had been on the run for eight months.

A police spokesperson said the man has been convicted to life in prison for a number of violent crimes involving firearms.

Downes and an associate, Kirk Bradley, both fled from a van while on their way to Liverpool crown court in July 2011. Bradley, 26, is still wanted by Merseyside police.

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