Two men arrested in the UK for a murder committed in Costa Del Silencio
Two men aged 37 and 27 have been arrested in Bedfordshire for a murder committed in the south of Tenerife last March, when the Guardia Civil found the dead body of a man in an advanced state of decomposition, in Costa del Silencio in the municipality of Arona, with evidence of a violent death.
The victim was a 61-year-old French man who had lived been living rough in the abandoned tennis courts on Calle Andromeda, in Ten-Bel, where he was found dead.
Given the various pieces of evidence found surrounding his death which had obviously been inflicted by a third party, or parties, the Organic Unit of the Judicial Police opened a murder investigation to find the culprits, as well as to clarify the circumstances that had motivated such a violent attack with that degree of cruelty towards the victim.
As a result of the multiple investigations carried out by the department, they found out about the two men of British nationality that had fled Tenerife just after the murder had been committed and a few hours before the body was found.
Because of this, the Guardia Civil activated international police cooperation with the UK, after numerous pieces of evidence found in the post-mortem examination and an inspection of the murder scene carried out by the Criminalistics Laboratory of the Judicial Police, could place these two men at the scene of the crime.
This coordination was carried out mainly through the Spanish Interior Attaché in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, and with the International Coordination Crime Centre (ICCC) of the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), the centre in charge of coordinating all international police cooperation between the different British police forces and agencies, and the rest of the countries accredited in the UK through their liaison officers, thus letting the Guardia Civil to obtain all the necessary information to incriminate the suspects, as well as having knowledge of their current whereabouts.
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Once sufficient evidence had been gathered, the judicial authority that was following the case issued two European Arrest Warrants for the two men, and a search warrant for their residence.
The search and arrest has been carried out by the Bedfordshire Police who have detained two men of British nationality, aged 37 and 27 years old, who had been in Tenerife for just 2 months when they committed the murder. Both are currently, in the custody of the UK authorities for having precautionary measures for pending cases with the justice of that country. Once the aforementioned issues are resolved, the UK authorities will decide on their extradition.