Fugitives season 2
Fugitives season 2 episodes list:
Detectives in London search the capital for fugitives on the run from justice, and officers from Derby travel to Latvia to arrest a gang of people traffickers.
The Irish Garda search for a killer who went to extreme lengths to dispose of his victim's body, and the race is on to find the drugs kingpin behind a multimillion-pound racket.
Officers in London and Derby search for people wanted across Europe, while detectives from south Wales work with Tanzanian police to locate a murderer on the run in Africa.
Police officers from the UK and Uganda trace a woman who fled the UK after killing her own daughter. Police in Yorkshire pursue a man who used a light aircraft to smuggle cocaine, and a team of officers in London are on the hunt for a man who should be in prison in Italy for committing rape and serious assault. And for criminals, Spain is a lot more than a holiday destination. It's also a gateway into Europe for those who control the smuggling routes, and a bolt hole for those wanting to lie low. Hunting them down is an elite part of Spain's Guardia Civil known as the 'Fugitives Unit'.
The Metropolitan Police's extradition team carry out an arrest warrant for a man wanted in Romania. Five years ago, Dorin Oprean was convicted of an attempted rape against an 11-year-old and has seven years left to serve in prison. How quickly can the team get this high-risk offender off the streets? In 2013, an investigation by an elite team of Scotland Yard detectives into the biggest organised crime gangs in London uncovered the drug kingpin behind a multimillion-pound racket. By making his own deliveries, Paul Monk blew his cover and, when his associates were arrested, fled abroad. Working with Spanish authorities, British officers tracked him to a town near Benidorm. A coded document found in his luxury villa would eventually reveal the true extent of Monk's crimes. A Derbyshire police unit that specialises in locating people who have a history of committing crime abroad is on the trail of a convicted Polish kidnapper. It's the job of the foreign national intelligence team to find him and return him to his home country. / /
DS Pete Rance and his team from the Met's extradition unit are out on the streets of London in pursuit of a Polish man who has a prison sentence to serve for a serious drink-driving offence. With two false starts and an abundance of men who look like their fugitive, the team will have to hope it's third time lucky. In Derbyshire, PC Charlie Lewis is also acting on a warrant from Poland. She is looking for a homeless man in Chesterfield who has a two-year prison sentence to serve for a string of previous convictions, including threats to kill, robbery and burglary. A seemingly straightforward job, it soon turns into a long search. In Swansea, David Ellis killed his landlord Alec Warburton in order to steal rent money, and fed a web of lies to police and his fellow tenants to cover up the truth. After disposing of the body in a north Wales quarry, the cold-blooded killer returned to the scene of the crime. But with South Wales Police suspicious of his involvement, Ellis fled to Ireland.
In May 2013, a call to Thames Valley Police set alarm bells ringing. A little girl called Sarah Dahane had gone missing in the small Oxfordshire town of Bicester. Angela Whitworth, Sarah's mother, wanted to return to Africa with her daughter, but Nabil, Sarah's father, didn't want that to happen - and a court agreed. With the decision final, Nabil Dahane went to pick up his daughter for another visit, but Angela and Sarah didn't arrive. Police went to Whitworth's house, where they found Sarah's body. She had been murdered by her mother. The race was on to find Angela Whitworth, but she was already on a plane to Nairobi. Would the authorities be able to trace her in Africa? In London, DS Dean Coyle and his team are looking for a Romanian robber who has got a three-year prison sentence still to serve. Will the slippery fugitive cycle his way out of their grasp? For criminals, Spain is a lot more than a holiday destination. It's a gateway into Europe for those who control the smuggling routes, and a bolt hole for those wanting to lie low. Hunting them down is a job for an elite part of Spain's Guardia Civil known as the Fugitives Unit. It was set up to take on some of the most dangerous organised crime groups in the world, as well as British criminals looking for a safe haven abroad.
In February 2017, a desperate man walked into a Derby police station looking for help. His story indicated he was a victim of human trafficking and modern slavery, and Derbyshire Constabulary launched an investigation. They uncovered an organised gang trafficking victims who were put to work in legitimate jobs but had their wages taken from them by the gang. After six months of investigation, police raided half a dozen houses in Derby. They arrested six suspects, but five more had gone on the run, among them ringleaders Karens Pelcis and Madara Stromane. Police traced the money they had extorted, and discovered that most of it found its way to Latvia. They would need to work with Latvian authorities to bring down the rest of the gang. After months of planning, police from Derby and Latvia carried out raids on luxury homes in a town outside the capital Riga - but nothing could have prepared the officers for what they would find. And detectives from the Metropolitan Police's extradition unit are carrying out a number of searches across the capital. DS Pete Rance and his team are searching for a murderer wanted for shooting a man dead in a drunken row in Latvia, a Romanian kidnapper who took a woman and her daughter hostage, and two Moldovans convicted of counterfeiting.