Malta

Fugitive appears in court in Malta

A man who went on the run for 16 years after being accused of the murder of a man in Cheshire has appeared in court in Malta following his arrest in the country last week.

Christopher Guest More Jr
Cheshire Police

Christopher Guest More Jr, 41, appeared in court in the island's capital city Valetta earlier.

He had left the UK after Brian Waters was tortured and beaten to death in front of his two adult children in Knutsford in 2003.

He was arrested on Thursday, the National Crime Agency said.

The court hearing will resume on 14 June and the magistrate said an extradition decision would be made by the end of the month.

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