Britain’s most wanted sex offenders revealed: Taxi rapist and a suspected paedophile on the run in Spain top Crimestoppers’ depraved fugitives list

Rapists wanted for attacks on girls as young as seven are among the country’s most wanted sex offenders.

The eight attackers include a paedophile thought to be on the run in Spain as police revealed the identity of the high-profile fugitives.

A rapist cab driver is also featured on the list of Crimestoppers’ Most Wanted. The suspects, listed in full below, were exposed as part of an investigation by Metro.  

Fatah Benlaredj – child rape 

Benlaredj is wanted for the rape of a seven-year-old girl. The suspect – who uses the nickname Samir – is thought to be in Spain following the May 2007 attack. Any sightings of Benlaredj should be reported by calling 900 555 111.

The suspect - who also goes by the name Samir - is thought to be in Spain and is wanted after a seven-year-old was raped 

The suspect – who also goes by the name Samir – is thought to be in Spain and is wanted after a seven-year-old was raped 

Costas Sampson – convicted rapist  

Sampson raped a young women in London in 2010 and was found guilty of the attack in 2012.

He met his victim in a nightclub and she told him she felt unwell. Sampson claimed he was a medical expert and offered to take her home.

Sampson - pictured - was convicted of rape after meeting his victim in a nightclub and stealing from her 

Sampson – pictured – was convicted of rape after meeting his victim in a nightclub and stealing from her 

He then raped her, stole her mobile and also made off with her flatmate’s laptop and games console. Sampson is described as being aged between 20 and 25 and Mediterranean.  

Police believe he is in Cyprus. Any sightings of Sampson should be reported by calling 8000 55 11. 

Leandro Felipe Kontreras-Soto – rape 

Kontreras-Soto is suspected of raping a young woman over the age of 16. The suspect – who is aged between 20 and 25 – is medium build and about 5ft 10ins tall. He is wanted over an attack that took place in Crewe.

This man is suspected of raping a young woman, aged over 16, in an attack that took place in Crewe 

This man is suspected of raping a young woman, aged over 16, in an attack that took place in Crewe 

Hannan Ahmed – sexual activity with an under-16 

Ahmed is suspected of inappropriate sexual activity with a victim under the age of 16. Police describe him as being of a medium build and aged 20 to 25 years old. 

Ahmed - pictured - is suspected of inappropriate sexual activity with a victim under the age of 16 and is wanted by police

Ahmed – pictured – is suspected of inappropriate sexual activity with a victim under the age of 16 and is wanted by police

Rezgar Zengana – convicted rapist  

The Iraqi national posed as a cabbie before raping a 25-year-old woman in Glasgow in 2006. He was found guilty in 2008 but has yet to be sentenced. 

The convicted rapist - pictured - has yet to be sentenced for attacking a 25-year-old woman in Glasgow in 2006 

The convicted rapist – pictured – has yet to be sentenced for attacking a 25-year-old woman in Glasgow in 2006 

Zengana is of medium build, about 6ft tall and has black hair.  

Tarsem Najjar-Singh – sex offender   

Devon and Cornwall police are hunting for the 56-year-old after he failed to comply with sex offender registration requirements. Najjar-Singh is also wanted for immigration offences.

Najjar-Singh is wanted for failing to comply with sex offender registration requirements and is also wanted over immigration offences 

Najjar-Singh is wanted for failing to comply with sex offender registration requirements and is also wanted over immigration offences 

Police believe he may be in London, where he had previously lived for years.  

Unidentified suspect – sexual assault

A male is being hunted by Cambridgeshire Police after a woman was raped in the area he was in.

This unidentified male is wanted following the rape of a woman in the area he was spotted in

This unidentified male is wanted following the rape of a woman in the area he was spotted in

Officers describe the man as being of white European appearance, having dark hair and an injured finger.  

Unidentified suspect – sex attack on a child   

A 10-year-old girl and another aged 15 were sexually assaulted last year, leading police to offer a £5,000 for information on the attacker.

Both attacks took place in Surrey. The first took place on July 10, when a 15-year-old was assaulted in Ewell after somebody pushed her off her bicycle while she was riding along the Hogsmill River estate.

Police are offering £5,000 for information on an unidentified male following attacks on a 10-year-old as well as a 15-year-old 

Police are offering £5,000 for information on an unidentified male following attacks on a 10-year-old as well as a 15-year-old 

The second attack took place on August 17, when a girl aged 10 was attacked in a wooded area of Claygate.

A man wearing a blue jacket featuring Chelsea FC and Adidas branding was captured on CCTV.

Footage showed he was also wearing a black cap with a Ferrari logo on it. These items of clothing – along with a white earphone bud – were found dumped the week after the August attack. 

Anyone with information on wanted people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Interpol’s most wanted Britons

By Richard Spillett  

There are 20 Britons with Interpol Red Notices against their names. They include:

Ahmad Omar Sheikh

Ahmad Omar Sheikh

Ahmad Omar Sheikh

Age: 43

Languages spoken: English, Urdu, Arabic

Charges: Conspiracy to commit hostage taking resulting in death, hostage taking resulting in death, conspiracy to commit hostage taking, hostage taking

Sheikh is a British/Pakistani terrorist who had links to various militant organisations, including Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. He is currently being held in a Pakistani prison, but the United States want to extradite Sheikh in connection with the murder of journalist Daniel Pearl. 

Leo Morgan

Leo Morgan

Leo Morgan

Age: 60

Languages spoken: English

Charges: Large scale drug trafficking

Cocaine king-pin Leo Morgan has spent ten years languishing in a Panamanian prison. He has been served with an Interpol red notice however because he is wanted by police in Russia in connection with ‘large scale drug trafficking’. Morgan is desperately trying to block his extradition to war-torn Chechnya. 

Arti Dhir

Arti Dhir

Arti Dhir

Age: 52

Languages spoken: English, Hindi, Panjabi

Charges: Punishment for murder, punishment for kidnapping, kidnapping in order to murder, criminal conspiracy

Dhir is accused of being part of a conspiracy to adopt a 12-year-old orphan in India, insure him for a huge amount and then murder the boy to collect the life insurance money. 

Paul Colin Francis Meekin

Paul Colin Francis Meekin

Paul Colin Francis Meekin

Age: 43

Languages spoken: English, Arabic, Korean

Charges: Cruelty to a child, publishing or transmitting obscene material

Meekin was a headmaster of an international school in Bengaluru, India, when he was arrested on charges of sexually harassing a 13-year-old. He then fled to Kuwait , where he is suspected to have used forged documents to teach again. 

Harris John Binotti

Harris John Binotti

Harris John Binotti

Age: 26

Languages spoken: English

Charges: Murder

Binotti is wanted in connection with the death of a fellow teacher in Myanmar in 2016. The 26-year-old, originally from Dumfries in Scotland, is believed to have fled to Thailand the day after his colleague’s body was found.

 

 

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