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One of the world’s most wanted men has been found working at a British branch of Subway.
Piotr Kupiec, 28, was arrested after an investigation by Polish officers into gangland killings, theft and violence and the murder of a football fan.
They tracked him down to the historic market town of Devizes, Wiltshire, and found he was employed at the sandwich shop, located just yards from Wiltshire Policeheadquarters.
He was arrested when police raided the fast food restaurant in front of shocked customers and colleagues last week.
Kupiec was listed on the International Police Crime Organisation’s (Interpol) list of most wanted criminals in connection with a murder investigation.
The description states that he was born in 1987 and is wanted for ‘injury causing death/manslaughter/murder’ as well as ‘assault/maltreatement’ and theft.
Reports in Krakow claim Kupiec was part of a gang in Krakow that has been busted by a major police operation called Infra Red.
Members who weren’t arrested allegedly escaped abroad – like Kupiec, who was found 1,100 miles from his home.
It is understood that he had worked at Subway for some time and was also a member of a local gym.
Kupiec’s colleagues and others who knew him were shocked by the allegations against him.
One person who knew him said he was a ‘friendly’ man who was liked by everyone.
He has now been taken into custody after officers executed an arrest warrant on behalf of Interpol.
Wiltshire Police confirmed they arrested a Polish man in a raid at 7.50pm on January 13, 2016. They said he is now being dealt with by Interpol.
Interpol publishes an online list of fugitive criminals wanted by police around the world. It currently contains 329 names.
Staff at the store said they were not allowed to comment.
A spokesperson at Subway is yet to respond to a request for comment.
A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “At 7.50pm on 13 January 2016 Wiltshire Police officers executed an arrest warrant on behalf of Interpol.
“They attended Subway, in London Road, Devizes, and arrested a 28-year-old Polish man in connection with an investigation into a murder in Poland.
“He is in custody and is being dealt with by Interpol.”
The arrest put the spotlight on the intelligence unit at Wiltshire police HQ, which is managed by Detective Inspector Matt Davey.
He said his team deals with arrest warrants passed to them by the National Crime Agency when it is believed a wanted individual is living in Wiltshire.
He said: “This is clearly a good result for not just the intelligence team but the whole force.”
He added that in 2015, the unit was sent details of 17 people with European Arrest Warrants against them and seven arrests were made.