One of Europe’s ‘most wanted’ and ‘dangerous’ on-the-run men last seen in Dublin as Europol issues fresh appeal
Libyan-born, 40-year-old Hamid Nour Eddine G Ibrahim is accused of the alleged brutal murder of his ex-partner in 2015
Europol has issued an update on the “most wanted” and “dangerous” people in the world – one of whom was last seen in Dublin.
The international policing body issued a fresh appeal to help find 57 suspected criminals, 18 of which are wanted for alleged sex crimes – including Hamid Nour Eddine G Ibrahim, who was last spotted in the capital, Dublin Live reports.
The Libyan-born, 40-year-old man is accused of the alleged brutal murder of his ex-partner Sylvana Muscat in her apartment at St Paul’s Bay, Malta in 2015.
Europol’s report about his alleged crime says that: “The investigation proved that the victim was murdered inside the same apartment by her former partner Hamid Nour Eddine G Ibrahim.
“The autopsy proved that the victim died of a total of five stab wounds, on the same day her body was discovered.”
Ibrahim is known to have fled the country just hours after her body was discovered taking a flight to Italy.
Sources informed Malta Police that in April 2015, just one month after the killing, the man was seen in Dublin which is his last known whereabouts with European and International Arrests Warrants both issued for him.
His face has reemerged as Europol started a new campaign highlighting the world’s most dangerous sex offenders as well as shining a light on other on-the-run suspected murders and criminals.
In a statement, a spokesman said: “It’s happening now, every two minutes. That’s the average time a sexual offence is reported to the police in the European Union, be it rape, sexual violence or assault. Anyone can be a victim of sexual assault, although women and children suffer the most at the hands of these violent criminal acts.
“To turn the spotlight on the perpetrators of such violent sexual assaults, Europol is launching a campaign in 18 countries across Europe to ask for your help in finding some of Europe’s most dangerous sex offenders.
“Law enforcement authorities from Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom have joined this online appeal.”
It continues: “Eighteen fugitives suspected or convicted of sexual offences have been targeted and prioritised to feature on Europe’s Most Wanted Fugitives website, eumostwanted.eu. For four weeks, law enforcement authorities will circulate their images online and on social networking sites. The campaign will also be promoted on multiple media channels to attract as many visitors to the website.
“By the time you’ve finished reading this, at least one violent sex offence will most likely have already been reported somewhere in the EU. Let’s not waste more time!
“If you recognise one of the most wanted sexual offenders featured in the campaign, you could help make Europe safer. Any information can be sent anonymously via the eumostwanted.eu website and will be shared directly with the national investigators looking for the fugitive.”
The statement adds: “In the past, such tips have already proved invaluable: since the launch of the project in 2016, 91 criminals featured on eumostwanted.eu website have been arrested. In at least 33 cases, this was thanks to information from the general public via the website.
“Europe’s Most Wanted was initiated by the European Network of Fugitive Active Search Teams (ENFAST) community with the active support of Europol. The members of ENFAST are all specialised in locating criminals on the run who are suspected or have been convicted of serious crimes and are subject to European Arrest Warrants.”