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Ireland shooting suspect arrested in Birmingham

September 19, 2012, 11:50 am

WEST Midlands Police has arrested a man wanted in connection with a shooting in Ireland more than five years ago.

Officers attended an address in Alderson Road, Saltley, on Saturday (Sept 15) to make enquiries about a Vauxhall Astra that was suspected of being run on false number plates.

A 22-year-old man was arrested at the scene and subsequently found to be the subject of a European Arrest Warrant following an incident in county Dublin  in 2007 when a man was shot in the back.

He has been remanded in custody on handling stolen goods charges pending further enquiries into the shooting.

Detective Inspector Darren Haynes, said: “This is a significant arrest of a man wanted for several years by our counterparts in Ireland and the Serious Organised Crime Agency and who, it’s alleged, had potential to cause serious harm in our communities.

“He is wanted on suspicion of attempted murder and also for failing to appear in court in Ireland in relation to three commercial burglaries.”

The Irish High Court issued the European Arrest Warrant on August 24 last year after attempts to locate the suspect in Ireland proved fruitless.

It granted authority to arrest and detain the Irish national  linked to addresses in Kitts Green and Hall Green  who allegedly blasted a man in the back with a sawn-off shotgun in St Cronan’s Close, Swords, on the evening of February 10 2007.

He is also wanted on burglary and firearms possession offences.

The victim  who managed to take cover in a nearby house before collapsing  suffered serious internal injuries but went on to recover.

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