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Callum Halpin: Manchester fugitive on NCA’s most wanted list is believed to be in Spain

Halpin, 27, is being sought in connection with the murder of Luke Graham, 31, and the attempted murder of Anton Verigotta.

A new appeal has been launching to try to trace a Greater Manchester man on the National Crime Agency’s ‘12 most wanted’ list.

Callum Halpin, 27, is wanted by Greater Manchester Police in connection with the murder of Luke Graham, 31, and the attempted murder of Anton Verigotta.

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Callum Halpin, 27, is wanted by Greater Manchester Police in connection with the murder of Luke Graham, 31, and the attempted murder of Anton Verigotta. Credit: NCA

Graham, a dad-of-two, was ambushed and shot dead in a drugs turf war in broad daylight on a street in Ashton-under-Lyne in June 2018.

Today, the NCA launched a new appeal to trace 12 men, including Halpin, in co-operation with Spanish authorities as it is believed the dozen may be hiding in Spain.

Halpin is described as around 6ft, of athletic build, with a fair complexion and lazy eye. He also has links to Turkey.

Detective Inspector Lee Barrow, from GMP’s City of Manchester CID, oversaw the original investigation that saw five men jailed in 2019.

DI Barrow said: “We believe Halpin is in Spain so have linked in with the NCA as they have a network of officers across Spain, to open up a flow of information between us to try and locate him.

“We know he went to Spain in 2018 - we have evidence to suggest he was there for some time and that there is a strong possibility he is in southern Spain.

“He is a very dangerous individual who has access to firearms. The murder was carried out on a residential street and children had to run to cover.

“If anyone is hiding him or knows where he is, he does not deserve their loyalty and they should confidentially report his whereabouts to police, either GMP, the NCA or Crimestoppers.”