Wednesday, 14 December 2016


British expat Matthew Sammon was detained on the Costa del Sol within hours of the launch of a new Most Wanted appeal in Spain.

A British paedophile will be jailed later after admitting seven charges of downloading indecent images of children.
Matthew Sammon, 43, who was on the run in Spain, was arrested following a tip-off to Crimestoppers and Sky News.
His detention, in Fuengirola on the Costa Del Sol on 20 October, came within hours of the launch of a new Most Wanted appeal in Spain.
Sammon had been living in a camper van, working as an odd-job man along the Costa Del Sol.
Spanish detectives, acting on a tip-off from Sky News, swooped on the car park where he usually stopped for the night.

British fugitive Matthew Sammon arrested in Spain after tip off to Crimestoppers and Sky News
Image Caption:Matthew Sammon was arrested in Spain after a tip-off to Crimestoppers and Sky News
Following his arrest Steve Reynolds, of the National Crime Agency, said: "This shows the system works.
"We aimed our appeal at the expat community and one of them has responded very quickly.
"I'm delighted at the speed we have made the first arrest."
Within days, Sammon was extradited to the UK, charged and held in custody.
Today, a court will hear details of his crimes and his life on the run.