British killer sentenced to six years for drugs

One of the UK’s most wanted criminals, James Hurley, has been sentenced to six years in jail for possessing hard drugs by a court in Rotterdam.


Hurley was convicted of murdering an off-duty police officer in 1989 but managed to escape in 1994. He was arrested along with others in a drugs raid in The Hague in November 2007 and his identity confirmed after fingerprint checks.
News agency ANP says the UK and the Netherlands are in talks on Hurley’s extradition. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder.

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