Official: UK fugitive won't fight extradition

Associated Press
In this photo released Sunday May 12, 2013, by the Spanish National Police and British Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), showing the moment British fugitive Andrew Moran is arrested Friday May 10, 2013, as he relaxed next to the pool of a luxury villa in Alicante, Spain.  Moran has been on the run since 2009 when he assaulted four security guards, vaulted over the court dock during his trial in England and escaped, and was listed among the most wanted British fugitives who was known to be on the loose in Spain. (AP Photo / Spanish National Police/SOCA)

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MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court says a British fugitive who was arrested while sunbathing at a luxury villa has told a judge he will not fight his extradition.

Andrew Terence Moran was taken into custody on Friday in Spain's eastern town of Calpe.

Moran is accused of taking part in the armed robbery of 25,000 pounds from a mail van in England in 2005, then escaping from security guards during his UK trial four years ago.

On Monday, the National Court spokesman said Moran told Judge Javier Gomez Bermudez he will not fight his extradition. But the court also said Moran has an unspecified legal issue pending in Spain and the judge must decide if this will delay extradition.

The spokesman spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with court rules.

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