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Alleged killers said to be in UK

Rouf Uddin and Anthony Prestidge
The two men are wanted for murder

Two men wanted on murder charges have been added to the Crimestoppers list of wanted foreign fugitives believed to be hiding in the UK.

Rouf Uddin, 33, accused of killing a young mother in Belgium, vanished after entering the UK on the back of a lorry at Dover and claiming asylum in 2002.

The second fugitive is Anthony Prestidge, wanted for the murder of his brother-in-law in Perth, Australia.

The charity now has 18 fugitives on its website whom it is trying to trace.

'Vital role'

Belgian police are hunting Uddin over the death of a woman who was found with her throat slashed in November 2002.

They believe Uddin, who was jailed for 30 years in his absence, may have started a new life in a Bangladeshi community.

He has family ties in Bow and Plaistow, east London, and may have travelled in France, Italy, the United States and Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, Prestidge, a 48-year-old Briton, is suspected of killing Andy Ball after learning of his sister's marital problems before fleeing Australia in 2002.

Crimestoppers founder Lord Ashcroft said the two men should not be given a "safe haven" in Britain.

He said: "Information from the public can help play a vital role in helping law enforcement track down these criminals and send them back to the country they are wanted in to face justice."

Meanwhile one of the suspects on the list published last month, Hungarian Balazs Asztalos, 25, suspected of raping a four-year-old girl, has been captured.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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