Monday, July 11, 2011

Spanish Royal Murder Suspect Held!

A Spanish national wanted in connection with an alleged attempt to kill his country's king, Juan Carlos, has been arrested in an armed swoop in Cambridge.

A European arrest warrant was issued for Eneko Gogeaskoetxea Arronategui over an attempted assassination in 1997.

Scotland Yard and Cambridgeshire Police said they raided a property in the university city this morning following an "intelligence-led" operation.

Arronategui, 44, believed to be a member of Basque separatist group Eta, is due to appear before City of Westminster magistrates for an extradition hearing.

Spanish authorities believe he attempted to assassinate King Juan Carlos in October 1997 before fleeing the country.

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