Tuesday, 3 July 2018

UK's most wanted conman Mark Acklom arrested in a dramatic raid on his hideout in Switzerland



Britain's most wanted fraud suspect Mark Acklom has been arrested in a dramatic raid on his hideout, two years after he went on the run in Europe.
 
Acklom, 45, was held by police at an apartment he was sharing with his wife and their two young children in Switzerland.
 
 
He is wanted in the UK for allegedly fleecing a woman of her £850,000 life savings after posing as a wealthy banker and MI6 agent and promising to marry her.


It's understood that as officers entered his rented home, conman Acklom tried to jump from a balcony before being wrestled to the ground.


He was held at an apartment in the lakeside town of Wadenswil, a 20-minute drive south from Zurich, after a police surveillance operation lasting several days.


He was arrested by Swiss police in an investigation involving the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) and Avon and Somerset Police.


A police mugshot taken after his arrest on Saturday night shows Acklom, normally well-groomed, with long hair and a beard.


Sky News understands that Acklom is planning to fight requests for his extradition by British authorities when he appears in court.


He had been on the run since 2014

Acklom changed his name to Marc Long by deed poll





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