David Daniel Hayes: captured fugitive to appear in court

North Wales Police

An Anglesey fugitive who evaded capture for nearly three years is returning home to face child sex abuse charges.

David Daniel Hayes is being extradited from Spain after he fled the UK in November 2015, accused of nine serious offences against two children. He was finally arrested last month in the city of Granada.

The 39 year-old – a former Bangor City press officer – will appear before a judge at Mold Crown Court on Wednesday. North Wales Police say he is being accompanied by officers on his return from Spain.

Guardia Civil

Hayes is also facing trial in Spain on three further child sex abuse charges – he was tracked down by the Civil Guard after it emerged he was working as a private English teacher under a false identity. He had advertised his services online.

Hayes was considered one of the most wanted men in Europe. He boarded a flight from Liverpool to Amsterdam in November 2015, after failing to appear at Caernarfon Crown Court to face charges.

When the Civil Guard suspected the personal documents of another British suspect may have been falsified, detectives carried out several days of close surveillance across the province of Granada before moving in to arrest Hayes.

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