The trial of two men accused of murdering a Cardiff teenager in a bungled hit has been halted following the arrest of a third man, wanted in connection with the killing by police, in India.
Mohammed Ali Ege, 33, was held in custody in India after being on the run for 18 months following the murder of schoolboy Aamir Siddiqi.
Ben Hope and Jason Richards are on trial for the murder of A-level student Aamir, they both deny the charge.
A court has heard how Dubai-born Mr. Ege is accused of paying the two hitmen to carry out the killing. It is alleged that the hit was ordered on a neighbouring address and the accused attacked Aamir and his parents by mistake.
A spokesperson for South Wales Police said:
“Following previous appeals regarding the whereabouts of Mohammed Ali Ege in connection with the murder of Aamir Siddiqi, South Wales Police can confirm a man has been arrested in India.
“The 33-year-old from the Riverside area of Cardiff was arrested in India yesterday (Monday, October 17) on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and for being in possession of false documentation.
“Aamir’s family, who continue to be supported by a family liaison officer, has been informed.
“South Wales Police is liaising with Indian authorities in relation to extradition processes.”
The trial has been adjourned.