Liverpool

'Wanted' man questioned over Liverpool man's death

Francis Brennan
Image caption Francis Brennan had fled to Spain to avoid being sentenced for an assault in 2012

A man wanted in connection with the murder of a 25-year-old man from Liverpool has been arrested in Spain.

Paul Monk, 54, from Romford in Essex, is being questioned in connection with the alleged kidnapping and killing of Francis Brennan.

Mr Brennan's tortured body had washed up on La Zenia beach in Orihuela, Costa Blanca, in March last year.

He had fled to Alicante in October 2013 to avoid being sentenced for an assault in Thames Valley in 2012.

He was last seen on 24 January 2014. Paul Monk was arrested in Alicante on 17 April.

He was arrested as part of Operation Captura which was launched in 2006 by the National Crime Agency, Crimestoppers and Spanish authorities.

It aimed to catch suspects who had fled the UK.