Police officer spots absconded criminal suspect while on holiday in Spain
You might call it a busman’s holiday: a Dutch police officer on holiday in Spain has spotted and nabbed a criminal suspect from Haarlem.
NH Nieuws reports that local police in Spain’s Torremolinos arrested a man suspected of involvement in a stabbing incident in his Dutch hometown this June, after the off-duty Dutch copper recognised him in a café.
She first made a call to check if the 24-year-old was still on the wanted list after an incident involving stabbing a homeless man. The suspect’s home was later shut down by the local mayor under hard drug laws.
Although the man had been arrested, he was released while waiting for a court date, despite protests from the public prosecutor; he then disappeared and was put on an international wanted list.
The 24-year-old is now reportedly in a cell awaiting transfer to the Netherlands. It is not known whether or not the Dutch officer is still ‘on holiday’.
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