Seven of the UK’s most wanted fugitives are still on the run, the public have been warned.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) – dubbed the “UK’s FBI” – says it is still hunting for seven men on its most wanted list.
Some of the fugitives have distinctive features, such as a diamond tattoo and gold teeth.
The NCA launched its most wanted appeal 12 months ago, in conjunction with independent charity Crimestoppers, Spanish law enforcement, and UK policing, aiming to find 13 men who had gone on the run.
Since then, six of the wanted men have been traced, arrested and are at various stages of the extradition and judicial process.
Suspected drug dealer with diamond tattoo
Among the seven still on the run is Jack Mayle, 31, from Croydon in south London, who is wanted on suspicion of supplying Class A drug MDMA and other drugs.
He is suspected of running a drug line in south London and allegedly worked with a dark web drugs supplier.
When he fled, Mayle had a tattooed neck, a diamond tattoo under his left eye and ‘Croydon’ inked on the outside of his left forearm.
He may have tried to alter his appearance and is known to carry weapons, according to the NCA.
Wanted pair from Cardiff
Two men from Cardiff are also wanted by South Wales Police for Class A drugs offences allegedly organised on the encrypted communications platform EncroChat.
Asim Naveed, 31, is accused of playing a leading role in a highly organised crime group (OCG) that trafficked 46kg of cocaine, worth an estimated £8m, into Wales between February and June 2020.
He is described as being 6ft 2in tall and of a muscular build.
Calvin Parris, 33, who has gold upper teeth, is accused of being a customer of Naveed’s OCG and selling cocaine in Cardiff.
Another on the list is John James Jones, 32, of Ormskirk, Lancashire, who is wanted for wounding with intent after allegedly stabbing two victims with a knife.
It is believed he fled the UK in the immediate aftermath and, according to the NCA, there is information to show he stayed at a hotel in Madrid the night after the stabbings but left rapidly the next morning.
Alleged dealer fled police
Also sought is Callum Michael Allan, 24, of South Shields, for 12 alleged offences including possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine, possession of cannabis, assaulting an emergency worker, affray and dangerous driving.
The NCA says Allan allegedly assaulted police as he attempted to flee during a raid at a house suspected to be used for drug dealing.
He was allegedly found in possession of 113.29 grams of heroin and after being charged appeared at court in April 2020 where he was given unconditional bail and failed to return.
Attempted watch robbery investigation
Meanwhile, Mark Francis Roberts, 29, of Liverpool, is wanted for alleged grievous bodily harm and the attempted robbery of a man’s £60,000 Richard Mille watch.
The victim was attacked by two men with a blade at around 1.30am on 30 September 2016 after he parked his car on his home driveway.
The victim refused to surrender his watch and was so badly injured he suffered life-threatening injuries and was treated in a critical care unit for puncture wounds, a collapsed lung and many lacerations.
The victim heard one of the attackers say he had cut himself in the attack, and Roberts’s blood was later identified at the scene, the NCA appeal said.
Man, 30, accused of running drugs network
The NCA is also searching for Alex Male, 30, of Weston-super-Mare, who is alleged to be a regional distributor of drugs across the southwest of England, buying and selling drugs and managing other distributors who operated under his instruction using EncroChat.
He is accused of conspiracy to supply cocaine and ketamine, money laundering and conspiracy to acquire a firearm.
Spain ‘not a safe haven’ for criminals
Steve Reynolds, NCA regional head in Spain, said: “Spain is immensely popular with British people who live and take holidays there, but it is not a safe haven for criminals.
“It’s usual for fugitives to continue to commit crime while on the run and these men will be known in criminal circles wherever they are and some will be trying to blend into the large British communities for whom Spain is home.
“You may know one of them from your town or village. Loyalties change over time and we urge anyone with information about these men to help us find them.”
Lord Ashcroft, founder of the charity Crimestoppers UK, said: “We are incredibly grateful to the public for supporting our joint campaign with the NCA.
“By passing on vital information, their actions have helped catch wanted individuals who pose a genuine danger to our communities.”