Britain’s most wanted fraudster is on the run with another fugitive, it emerged this morning, fuelling concerns about the absence of border patrols within Europe.
Mark Acklom, 44, who is wanted for a romance scam, was pictured with another alleged criminal in Geneva, Switzerland, in May.
Acklom has been on the Crimestoppers Most Wanted list for nearly a year after being accused of fleecing a woman of her £850,000 in savings.
He was pictured alongside José Manuel Costas Estévez, who has evaded Spanish police for more than a year. He faces six years in jail for conning government departments in Vigo, in the northwest of Spain, by submitting false invoices of up to €11m (£9.9m).
Chris Hobbs, a former Metropolitan Police border control officer, said…