Colne armed raid fugitive jailed for six years in Spain

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Andrew Moran Andrew Moran

ONE OF Britain’s previously most wanted fugitives has been sentenced to six years and six months imprisonment in Spain for drugs, firearms and road traffic offences.

Andrew Moran, 31, of Wellbeck Grove, Higher Broughton, Salford, was given the sentence in Madrid after pleading guilty to the offences that took place in Spain whilst he was on the run in the country and was wanted by Lancashire Police.

Moran, who had been wanted since 2009, was arrested on Friday 10 May 2013 after a raid at a luxury villa in the Calpe area of Alicante. Two handguns, 60 rounds of ammunition and a machete were recovered.

In May 2005 Moran and his criminal associate, 29-year-old Stephen Devalda, held up a Royal Mail van outside Asda in Colne, Lancashire. A handgun, machete and baseball bat were used during the £25,000 raid in which a security guard was injured.

Moran was later arrested but it was during his trial at Burnley Crown Court in February 2009 that he assaulted four security guards, vaulted over the dock and escaped. He was subsequently convicted in his absence of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

A joint operation was launched by TITAN (the North West Crime Regional Unit), the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Spanish national police to locate him. He was traced but when Spanish officers went to arrest him, he crashed his car into them and made off in his vehicle.

He was then caught following the raid in May 2013.

Stephen Devalda was jailed at Preston Crown Court in November 2011 for nine years and eight months for conspiracy to commit robbery and seven months for breaching bail.

After servicing his sentence in Spain, Moran will be produced back to the UK where he will be sentenced for the armed robbery and also for escaping from lawful custody.

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6:40pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Legal Beagle says...

Note the low forehead, typical of this type of degenerate and signifying a much smaller and less-developed brain than most people.
Note the low forehead, typical of this type of degenerate and signifying a much smaller and less-developed brain than most people. Legal Beagle

7:07pm Wed 8 Jan 14

sen c b l says...

Legal Beagle wrote:
Note the low forehead, typical of this type of degenerate and signifying a much smaller and less-developed brain than most people.
Yep but proper fighters though.
[quote][p][bold]Legal Beagle[/bold] wrote: Note the low forehead, typical of this type of degenerate and signifying a much smaller and less-developed brain than most people.[/p][/quote]Yep but proper fighters though. sen c b l

9:32pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Chris P Bacon says...

Legal Beagle wrote:
Note the low forehead, typical of this type of degenerate and signifying a much smaller and less-developed brain than most people.
Ah yes, phrenology. How foolish we were to have rejected this scientific way of spotting bad 'uns to the dustbin of history.
[quote][p][bold]Legal Beagle[/bold] wrote: Note the low forehead, typical of this type of degenerate and signifying a much smaller and less-developed brain than most people.[/p][/quote]Ah yes, phrenology. How foolish we were to have rejected this scientific way of spotting bad 'uns to the dustbin of history. Chris P Bacon

10:50pm Wed 8 Jan 14

woolywords says...

Chris P Bacon wrote:
Legal Beagle wrote:
Note the low forehead, typical of this type of degenerate and signifying a much smaller and less-developed brain than most people.
Ah yes, phrenology. How foolish we were to have rejected this scientific way of spotting bad 'uns to the dustbin of history.
Chris,
You forgot to mention that all time favourite, eugenics.
Need I say more?
[quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Legal Beagle[/bold] wrote: Note the low forehead, typical of this type of degenerate and signifying a much smaller and less-developed brain than most people.[/p][/quote]Ah yes, phrenology. How foolish we were to have rejected this scientific way of spotting bad 'uns to the dustbin of history.[/p][/quote]Chris, You forgot to mention that all time favourite, eugenics. Need I say more? woolywords

11:34pm Wed 8 Jan 14

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

Face like a clumsy bee keeper.
Face like a clumsy bee keeper. You're not mugging me off that easily

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