INTERPOL has revealed 15 of the world’s most wanted Brits including a terrorist leader, a notorious fraudster and ‘White Widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite.
The international crime agency issued 15 red notices against UK citizens with many having been on the runs for years.
A Red Notice is a request to law enforcement worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition, abandon, or similar legal action.
The runaway criminals are wanted for either prosecution or to serve a sentence.
Among the list is suspected terror leader Masood Ul Haq, 48, a dual national wanted on terrorism charges and for his involvement in planning terrorist activity.
He is accused of heading up a terror group banned in Pakistan and speaks both English and Urdu.
He is around 5ft6 with a black mole on his left cheek and a cut on his right hand – he also walks with a slight limp.
Also on the list is ‘White Widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite, 38, who has been the world’s most wanted woman for the last ten years.
The extremist once married to a 7/7 suicide bomber and a mum of as many as five children, fled the UK for South Africa in 2009, later crossing into Tanzania in 2011 and then Kenya.
Investigators later tracked her to Somalia, where she sheltered with al-Qaeda offshoot al-Shabaab.
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She is believed to have travelled 200 miles across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen in about 2018.
It is now thought the deadly chaos of Yemen’s long-running civil war has left her trapped with no way out.
She is linked to several terror attacks, including the Westgate shopping mall bombing in Nairobi which left 71 Mort et 200 blessée.
Many believe the chances of Lewthwaite ever being caught are now slim.
Giving evidence at a court hearing in 2014, one Kenyan detective admitted: “She is a person with multiple identifications.
“She keeps moving. We think she is using plastic surgery including her nose.”
Philip Jepson Egglishaw is also being hunted by Interpool and is wanted in Australia for conspiracy to defraud the Commonwealth and laundering over one million Australian dollars.
The 68-year-old fraudster has been on the run since 2005 and is said to have a receding hairline and a moustache.
He was last seen leaving Switzerland in May 2017, and was arrested by Italian authorities, but was somehow released just two months later.
Brit Harris John Italo Binotti is wanted by the crime agency for the alleged murder of Gary Ferguson in Myanmar, en novembre 2016.
Dad-of-one Gary, from Bangor, Co Down, was discovered beaten to death in a flat shared by fellow teacher Binotti and the fugitive’s girlfriend.
He has been on a boozy night out with Binotti, 26, who fled Myanmar before Gary’s body was found.
Police Scotland claimed Myanmar officials have the lead on the investigation and insisted they have “no authority” to arrest Binotti.
Other wanted Brits include Dhir Arti, 57, wanted in India on kidnapping and murder charges.
She is accused of adopting a 12-year-old boy before killing him in order to claim a life insurance payout.
Darren Michael Elarom is wanted in the States on two counts of kidnapping for the purpose of committing a lewd act on a child and other charges.
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Ahmad Omar Saeed Sheikh, 46, is a British Pakistani terrorist who had links to various militant organisations, including Al-Qaeda and the Taliban – he is wanted in the US for hostage-taking.
There are currently over 7,000 people worldwide who have Red Notices served on them by the international criminal justice organisation.