A WANTED fugitive from Anglesey missing since failing to answer child sex offence charges in 2015 has been found in Spain.

Following extensive enquiries and working collaboratively with the National Crime Agency, Crimestoppers and the Crown Prosecution Service, North Wales Police has confirmed that David Daniel Hayes has been, arrested and detained in Spain awaiting extradition to local jurisdiction.

He is a former Bangor City Football Club press officer.

Investigating officer DC Tim Dobson of the North Wales Police Protection of Vulnerable Persons Unit said: “Hayes mistakenly believed he could avoid police and the courts by fleeing the country following charge; however with the tenacious and determined efforts of those involved in the hunt for him, we have been able to ensure that he will now face trial in relation to the offences he has been charged with and hopefully he will be brought to justice.”

DS Katie Ellis added: “This is long awaited news for the victims and their family, who have shown great courage to come forward, and further resilience and strength in awaiting the inevitable arrest of Hayes.”