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A man wanted by police for almost 11 years in connection with a £4 million corporate fraud case has been arrested in Spain and brought back to the UK to face the courts.

Jean Dalton was sought by Kent Police following an investigation into offences dating back to 2003 which allegedly involved fraudulently obtaining credit for goods and fuel and obtaining VAT repayments in the names of companies that were not trading.

The 53-year-old, formerly of Abbots Barton Walk, Canterbury, has been charged with two counts of conspiring to defraud various companies and two counts of conspiring to cheat the public revenue.

Jean Dalton has been remanded in custody (David Giles/PA)

A Kent Police spokesman said: “The alleged offences were carried out between January 2003 and December 2008, and Mr Dalton has been wanted since failing to answer bail following his initial arrest in March 2007.

“Kent Police officers travelled to Madrid on Wednesday 10 January 2018 in order to facilitate Mr Dalton’s return to the UK, having been detained under a European Arrest Warrant several weeks earlier.”

Dalton has been remanded in custody to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on February 22.

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