Wanted: for attempted murder, human trafficking and theft

Vasile Vladu

Vasile Vladu - Credit: Archant

EXTRADITION police are hunting for a man wanted for attempted murder, human trafficking and theft.

Officers from the Metroplitan Police Special Extradition Unit are searching for Vasile Vladu, 30, who has links to Essex, Harlow and London, and are appealing for information.

Vladu, who also uses the aliases Marius Cionca and Marius Gitman, is wanted by the Romanian government in connection with an incident in a bar in 2004, during which the victim was attacked with a baseball bat, causing serious head injuries.

He is also wanted for trafficking young women during 2004 and 2005 and

theft in 2008.

Detective sergeant Peter Rance, leading Operation Sunfire 3 for the Extradition Unit, said: “Today I’m asking the public, do you recognise these faces? Maybe you know where these people live, work or socialise?

“They are wanted to face justice for a multitude of crimes in other countries and it is in the UK’s interests to help find them. If you have any information about these people, please call Crimestoppers so we can arrest them. If you see them call 999 and do not approach them.”

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Founder and Chairman of Crimestoppers, Lord Ashcroft KCMG, PC said: “Crimestoppers believes in the right to live without the fear of crime and we are encouraging the public to call us completely anonymously if they recognise any of these 18 individuals or have any information as to their whereabouts.

“We have seen a great response from the public and arrest success from past campaigns so our hope is that this will continue and that the public will join us in standing up against crime. By working together and speaking up anonymously we can all take steps towards making the UK safer.”

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of these people is asked to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.