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Fugitive fled to Spain after father-of-two was murdered over drug debt
A LYMM murder suspect who has been on the run for eight years has been put on a top 10 most wanted list.
Christopher More is wanted for his alleged involvement in the horrific execution of Brian Waters, a Nantwich market trader and father-of-two.
Mr Waters, aged 44, was tortured in front of his adult children at his Burnt House Farm home near Knutsford in June 2003.
He was brutally beaten with metal bars and garden canes, had acid poured on his skin and was mutilated with a staple gun.
His son and daughter were also battered in front of him by a gang wanting payback for an outstanding £20,000 drug debt.
Otis Matthews, James Stuart Raven and John Wilson have already been jailed for their part in the murder.
More, of Burford Lane, fled his Lymm mansion to fly to Spain 36 hours after Mr Waters’ death.
Crimestoppers and the Serious Organised Crime Agency have now launched an appeal to track down the fugitive.
He has been put on a list of 10 wanted suspects believed to be hiding in Spain as part of Operation Captura.
Lord Ashcroft, founder and chairman of Crimestoppers, said: “Operation Captura is a unique partnership that has seen huge success in bringing some of the UK’s most wanted fugitives to justice.”
Andy Baker, deputy director for SOCA, said: “It has aided the arrest of individuals attempting to hide amongst the ex-pat community in Spain, but also as a means of raising the profile of these suspected criminals and making Spain a hostile environment for them.”
Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.