Man arrested in Germany, 23 years after Paul Milburn found murdered in St Albans

Police officers have arrested a man in connection with the 1993 murder in St Albans

Police officers have arrested a man in connection with the 1993 murder in St Albans - Credit: Archant

A man who police wanted to speak to in connection with a murder in St Albans over two decades ago has been detained by police in Germany.

Paul Milburn, 43, from Surrey, was killed in Noke Lane at about 4.25pm on Monday April 26 in 1993.

He was shot in his car and died at the scene.

In June last year detectives from the Beds, Cambs and Herts Major Crime Unit re-appealed for information about the murder and the whereabouts of 59-year-old Justin Clarke, who they believed would be able to help them with their investigation.

The appeal also featured on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme in late May, which prompted several calls.

Yesterday (Thursday), following close work between the German authorities, National Crime Agency and local officers who travelled to Germany, Mr Clarke was arrested under a European Arrest Warrant by police in Berlin.

The extradition process has now begun.

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• Last year, a spokesman for Herts Police said that two decades ago four people were arrested following Mr Milburn’s murder. Their charges ranged from conspiracy to deceive, conspiracy to handle stolen goods and conspiracy to handle supplied controlled drugs. However, no one was charged for Mr Milburn’s murder.

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