Sunday 19 November 2017

'Premier league' criminal arrested

Jim Cusack

Jim Cusack

A "PREMIER league" criminal suspected of assisting the Manchester man who murdered two police women last September has been arrested by Spanish police at the Costa del Sol gym linked to Irish crime king Christy Kinahan.

The former British gangland figure – now a coach at the MGM Marbella gym owned by boxer Matthew Macklin – was arrested in a daylight swoop by Spanish National Police.

Marvin Herbert, originally from Liverpool, is wanted in Britain on suspicion of assisting Dale Cregan evade justice for murdering police women, Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes, on September 18 last year, and of two other murders.

In 2003 he was branded a "premier league" criminal by a judge at Woolwich Crown Court, London, when he was jailed for five-and-a-half years as part of a "Yardie hit-squad".

Herbert is accused of assisting Cregan following the murders of father and son Mark and David Short in Manchester last year. Cregan shot Mark Short, 23, at a pool hall in May and then shot dead his father, David aged 46, at his home in August.

Cregan was sentenced to life without parole in June for the murders of two policewomen after luring them to a house with a hoax phone call.

Sunday Independent

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