Thirty-one year old murder suspect Shane O’Brien has appeared in court today after being detained in Romania on Sunday.
After the murder of Josh Hanson, Shane O’Brien was placed on Interpol and Europol’s most wanted list with a £50,000 reward for information on his whereabouts and prosecution.
Mr. Hanson died on the 11th of October 2015 in a London Pub in Eastcote, Hillingdon and a post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as haemorrhage, inhalation of blood and an incised wound to the neck.
It is believed that Shane O’Brien fled the country via private jet and had stays in Germany, Netherlands, Dubai and at least seven months in Prague before being detained in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, northern Romania.
The video when Shane O’Brien was detained by armed police forces
Following the arrest made due to the European arrest warrant.
The Josh Hanson Trust – a charity set up after the death of the 21-year-old – sent a message of thanks to the officer investigating the case, DCI Noel McHugh, followed by “Love you Josh”.
Also the ACC Serious Crime Directorate for Kent and Essex Nick Downing tweeted this ;
Ian Cruxton from the National Crime Agency’s (NCA’s) head of international operations had this to say,
“I hope his arrest offers some comfort to the family and friends of Josh Hanson.”
Shane O’Brien is expected to arrive in Britain in 15 days to allow processing in relation to the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) to take place.