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7 NEWS maltatoday | SUNDAY • 9 JUNE 2019 MATTHEW AGIUS A British man on Europe's 'most wanted list' for his part in the brutal murder of a man who was tortured to death in front of his children, is resist- ing extradition after being ar- rested in Malta. Christopher Guest More is wanted by Cheshire police for the murder of Brian Wa- ters in June 2003. Three other men John Wilson, 69, James Raven, 60, and Otis Mat- thews, 41 – are all serving life sentences for the murder. Waters had been tortured and beaten to death in front of his two adult children, who were forced to watch the murder at gunpoint. Togeth- er with the other men, More is alleged to have stormed a remote Cheshire property – where Waters was running a cannabis farm – to demand money. UK Police said that after the gang's demands for money were refused, the men had assaulted the five people in the house, beating Waters so badly that he died at the scene. The men tied Waters to a chair before battering him in front of his son, who was also attacked, and daughter, who had just turned 21 and was held at gunpoint and forced to watch. Waters, 44, was whipped, burned, attacked with a staple gun, hung up- side down and beaten and sexually assaulted with an iron bar, in a three-hour or- deal during which he sus- tained 123 injuries. More is also wanted for the attempted murder of a sec- ond man and for the false im- prisonment and assault of the other victims present during the incident. The man was arrested in Malta after a covert opera- tion involving Maltese and British police which had him under surveillance for a num- ber of days before the arrest. The fugitive was found to have been using a false iden- tity in a bid to escape detec- tion. Sources said the man was arrested in Swieqi following the joint operation. The arrested person claimed his name was Andrew Chris- topher Lamb and contested the extradition order on the basis that he is not the person mentioned in it. But yesterday afternoon he was remanded in custody by duty magistrate Josette Demicoli, after the Briton's identity was confirmed. The extradition hearing will con- tinue tomorrow. Lawyer Arthur Azzopardi is defence counsel. Lawyer George Camilleri appeared on behalf of the Of- fice of the Attorney General. British murderer arrested in Malta resists extradition Most wanted: Christopher Guest Moore

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