Public’s help sought in bid to find ‘extremely violent’ Scottish fugitives

Fugitives from Glasgow who are on the run from police are among the UK’s most-wanted men.

Fugitives from Glasgow who are on the run from police are among the UKs most-wanted men.
Fugitives from Glasgow who are on the run from police are among the UKs most-wanted men.

An “extremely violent” convict who paralysed a victim with a machete and a murder suspect accused of shooting dead a barman are being sought by the National Crime Agency (NCA).

A widespread search for the most-wanted fugitives who have evaded justice has caught 84 offenders across Europe, but the NCA has now renewed its appeal for help in tracking down the remaining 11 people wanted in connection with serious crimes.

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The two suspects from Glasgow are Derek McGraw Ferguson, who is wanted over the fatal shooting of father-of-three Thomas Cameron outside a pub in June 2007, and Jonathon Kelly, who police want to put back behind bars for a number of serious assaults.Both fugitives have connections to Spain and holidaymakers are being asked to report any sightings of either man, but the public are warned not to approach them.

Derek McGraw Ferguson

Ferguson has been hunted for more than 12 years since the death of Mr Cameron, 49, outside the Auchinairn Tavern in Bishopbriggs.

The 56-year-old is bald, with green or blue eyes and is 5ft 1in.

Convicted attacker Kelly is considered “extremely violent” by the NCA, and is wanted for recall to prison where he was jailed for serious assaults including paralysing a man with a machete.

The 38-year-old, from Drumchapel, is supposed to be serving his 16-year sentence, but he went missing after being released on bail in 2013 and has been in hiding ever since.

He has scars on his face, arms and right hand, is heavily-built at 5ft 10in and has blue or grey eyes. He sometimes has a beard.

Andy Cooke-Welling, of the NCA’s International Crime Bureau, said: “Operation Captura has been a resounding success, but we are still hunting the remaining fugitives on our list and will not stop.

“We urge holidaymakers and expats in Spain and elsewhere across Europe to keep their eyes and ears open this summer.

“There may also be people in the UK with vital information on their whereabouts, and we would urge them to get in touch.

“Having the public’s attention focused on them makes it so much harder to hide.”

Mark Hallas, Crimestoppers chief executive, said: “Members of the public are one of our greatest weapons in the fight against crime.

“Once again we are asking the public to help track down most wanted individuals who are sought in connection with some violent, sexual and highly organised crimes.

“We’ve always had an overwhelming response to this campaign, to date 84 offenders have been caught across Europe.

“You can view all the appeals on the most wanted section of Crimestoppers website and if you know anything about the individuals, please contact the Crimestoppers charity.

“No-one will ever know who you are, not even us.”

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously via or 0800 555 111.