Bishopbriggs Murder Suspect On 'Most Wanted' List

29 January 2016, 12:02 | Updated: 29 January 2016, 12:05

A man hunted by police over a murder in Bishopbriggs almost nine years ago has been added to a list of Europe's most wanted fugitives.

Derek McGraw Ferguson, 51, is wanted in connection with the murder of Thomas Cameron on June 28, 2007 at the Auchinairn Tavern in the East Dunbartonshire town.

He has been included on a list of fugitives on the website created by the European Network of Fugitive Active Search Teams.

The National Crime Agency is working with other law enforcement bodies across Europe to populate the site with high-profile "wanted'' people who have been convicted or suspected of having committed serious crimes or terrorist acts across the continent.

It is said to be the first European initiative to jointly present a "most wanted'' list, and will be available in 17 languages and 28 countries.

McGraw was on a list of Britain's 18 most wanted fugitives whose faces were broadcast around expat hotspots in Spain last summer.

The NCA appeal targeted areas including Benidorm, Malaga and Puerto Banus.

McGraw is described as being between 5ft and 5ft 2in with green/blue eyes and short, balding brown/grey hair.

Dave Allen, head of the NCA's UK International Crime Bureau, said: "We already have very successful 'most wanted' campaigns that focus on individuals who are thought to be in Spain, Cyprus and the Netherlands.

"Joining forces with our European law enforcement partners will enable us to widen the search for high-profile individuals wanted by the UK, increasing the chance of them being recognised and arrested or handing themselves in.''

Another British case on the European list is Arunas Garsva, a Lithuanian national wanted by West Yorkshire Police for attempted murder.