Men arrested in Shrewsbury wanted by Dutch murder police

Two men arrested over a burglary in Shropshire are wanted by Dutch police over the murder of a 90-year-old woman.

The men, from Hungary and Romania, were charged with attempted burglary after being arrested in Castlefields, Shrewsbury, last month, police said.

It has since been established they are wanted over the murder of a woman in Limburg in the Netherlands. The men are also suspected of burglary there.

The pair are awaiting extradition after a European arrested warrant was issued.

Det Ch Insp Alan Edwards, the head of Shropshire CID, said the men were arrested on 6 October after they had been seen acting suspiciously at a Shrewsbury home before leaving on bicycles.

"Our inquiries linked them with aggravated homicide and burglary offences in Holland and we liaised closely with Dutch police, who sent two officers to Shrewsbury following the arrests," he said.

"The men are now in custody at Malinsgate police station, Telford, awaiting transfer to London and extradition to Holland in the next few days."

Mr Edwards said police were keen to establish how they came to be in possession of a silver-grey Shockwave 18-speed mountain bike and a silver and pink Apollo women's mountain bike.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

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