Man charged following International Arrest Warrant in Derby
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A man who was wanted by authorities in Lithuania for a serious sexual offence has been arrested in Derbyshire.
On the evening of Wednesday 11 January Egidijus Potockis, of the Manor area of Sheffield, was arrested in Derby on an International Arrest Warrant by officers from the National Extradition Unit with support from our Roads Policing Unit and International Liaison Office.
He had been convicted 10 years ago in his absence of a serious and violent sexual offence in Lithuania.
The 41-year-old was charged and appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court under the Extradition Act on Thursday 12 January, where he was remanded into custody.
Sergeant Stuart Kershaw from the International Liaison Unit said: “We continue to work with law enforcement partners nationally and internationally to ensure offenders are tracked down and brought to justice.
“This result demonstrates our commitment to making sure that Derbyshire is a safe place and not somewhere individuals who are wanted can hide or avoid the consequences of their previous actions.”
Potockis is next due to appear at court Wednesday on 8 February
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