Crime boss held in Amsterdam

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The Independent Online

One of Britain's most wanted crime bosses has been captured in the Netherlands. Kirk Bradley, who had been on the run since fleeing a Manchester prison van in July, was arrested with his uncle in Amsterdam on Wednesday, the Serious Organised Crime Agency said.

He is expected to be returned to the UK to serve a life jail term for leading an underworld gang responsible for a series of shootings, and leaving a hand grenade on the front wall of Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish's home.

Bradley was wearing flip-flops, shorts and a T-shirt when officers raided his luxury apartment in Amsterdam. He was expected to face an extradition hearing in the Dutch city last night.