Bor­ough-born man hunted by In­ter­pol

Crime sus­pect one of the world’s most wanted

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alan Hayes alan.hayes@trin­i­tymir­

ONE of the most wanted men in the world was born in Hilling­don ac­cord­ing to In­ter­pol.

Roy Lawrence Piechocki was born in Hilling­don in 1961 and is now wanted by law en­force­ment agen­cies in the United States for 10 counts of sex­u­ally ex­ploit­ing a mi­nor.

Now 51 and stand­ing at just un­der 6ft tall with brown hair and blue eyes, Piechocki is one of the most wanted men in the world.

There are 11 Lon­don­ers on the In­ter­pol most wanted list in to­tal, in­clud­ing kid­nap­pers, drugs traf­fick­ers and mur­der­ers.

Out of the 307 peo­ple wanted by In­ter­pol, 71 are UK na­tion­als, in­clud­ing the no­to­ri­ous ter­ror­ism sus­pect Sa­man­tha Lewth­waite, the ‘White Widow’, who was born in North­ern Ire­land in 1983.

Their sup­posed crimes range from pre-med­i­tated mur­der, child sex of­fences and kid­nap­ping to crim­i­nal con­spir­acy, fraud and cheat­ing.

They are wanted by coun­tries from all around the world with the United States search­ing for 16 of them and In­dia search­ing for 10.

Other coun­tries seek­ing UK na­tion­als in­clude Pak­istan, Brazil, Viet­nam, Dji­bouti and Qatar.

In­ter­pol is an in­ter­na­tional crime agency set up to help aid po­lice co-op­er­a­tion around the world.

Coun­tries will post no­tices to In­ter­pol de­tail­ing the per­son they are look­ing for and the crimes that they are sus­pected of hav­ing com­mit­ted.

The idea is then that forces around the world will lend a hand look­ing for th­ese wanted peo­ple.

How­ever, co-op­er­a­tion is not al­ways guar­an­teed.

Lor­raine Davies, who is from Brid­gend in South Wales, has been wanted by Cana­dian law en­force­ment for more than 20 years and de­spite liv­ing min­utes away from a po­lice sta­tion has not been handed over by the UK au­thor­i­ties.

Bizarrely, the Cana­di­ans say they will only pros­e­cute if Davies stumps up the cash for the flight there her­self.

Of the 71 UK na­tion­als wanted by po­lice seven are women.

Hilling­don’s Most Wanted – see page nine

■ WANTED: Roy Lawrence Piechocki

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