One of UKs most wanted men caught in Spain after seven year hunt over shooting

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One of the UK’s most wanted fugitives has finally been caught by cops – after evading capture by living in Spain for seven years.

David Ungi was eventually caught on Thursday, alongside three other men, as he entered a gym in the sunny city of Malaga.

The 30-year-old had been hunted in connection to the tragic murder of Vinny Waddington, 18, who was shot and killed in July 2015 while riding on the back of a motorbike in Liverpool.

Vinny's shooters used a 12-gauge shotgun and fired it at the victim from an Audi A3 before ramming his bike off the road.

Luke Kendrick and Ryan Bate received life sentences for his murder, but Ungi, the third suspect, left the country within 24 hours of the killing and hadn't been seen since.

But after a joint mission between Spanish authorities and three crime agencies in Britain, he faces extradition back to the UK.

Ungi is also wanted in connection with supplying heroin, and during the arrest, cops seized a 9mm Ruger firearm and ammunition from a rucksack.

Steve Reynolds, National Crime Agency regional manager in Spain, said: "Three of the UK's most wanted fugitives being arrested in a week is a fantastic achievement.

"Ungi is a very dangerous person, and his arrest is good news for communities both in Liverpool and Spain.

"There are still a number of fugitives on our most wanted list, and they should know we will never give up and we're never far behind them."

Detective Chief Inspector Cath Cummings added: "Merseyside Police remains relentless in its pursuit of criminals and will leave no stone unturned.

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"We will continue to work closely with other law enforcement agencies, both in the UK, and overseas to trace those wanted for carrying out the most serious offences and bring them to justice."

Ungi is the third "most wanted" National Crime Agency target captured in the last week.

Alleged murderer Callum Halpin was caught in Portugal on Monday, while Alex Male, wanted on drugs charges, was also arrested at Lisbon airport on Saturday.

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