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Facebook photo of Alicante beach helps police catch British criminal
14 October 2014 @ 08:57

A BRITISH fugitive has been caught after detectives recognised his location from one of his 'holiday' snaps.

Scott Kelly, 33, was jailed for attempted murder aged 25 and then fled the UK when released on probation in October 2013.

He had been ordered to stay in a bail hostel for five years as part of his sentence for stabbing Stephen Rank in an Exeter pub in March nine years ago.

Since then, he has been taunting police by posting photos online of his life of freedom.

These have included pictures of him skiing and, later, chilling out in bars and restaurants with groups of friends.

Police believed he was in Spain, but his Facebook photos did not give any clues as to his location.

But in September, when Kelly uploaded a picture of a sunset over a beachfront esplanade, the net closed in on him – literally.

With the help of Interpol, British police identified the picture as being the seaside promenade on the El Postiguet beach in the city of Alicante.

Spanish police were tipped off and within days, caught him whilst he was driving round the the city.


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