Wanted gunman John Soares captured on remote Reunion Island
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Wanted gunman John Soares captured on remote Reunion Island

A gunman, on the run for a decade after shooting his partner, has been captured on a remote tropical French island.

An investigation by BBC South East's Colin Campbell and Vinnie O'Dowd tracked John Soares, 51, to Reunion, a French overseas territory in the Indian Ocean.

He fled abroad twice after opening fire with an air gun in July 2003, leaving his partner bloodied and traumatised.

Kent Police said following the BBC investigation it had secured Soares' arrest on the island, in co-operation with other law enforcement agencies.

  • 28 Jun 2016
  • From the section Kent