Suspect in George Barker murder in Bexley, UK nabbed in Turkish Cyprus
Ömer Bilge - LEFKOŞA
The main suspect of the 2016 murder of George Barker at a gym in Bexley, United Kingdom has been arrested in Turkish Cyprus.
Barker, 24, from South Darenth, was stabbed to death at the Double K Gym in the Bexley Village on the morning of Nov. 14, 2016.
Charles Riddington, 35, was sought by the Metropolitan Police as the suspected assailant.
Riddington, who is known to use 14 different names, traveled to Dusseldorf from Manchester airport after the murder, police had said, while offering a 10,000 pound reward earlier this year for any information that might lead to his arrest.
The breakthough came on Aug. 20, daily Hürriyet has learned from Turkish Cypriot security sources, who said Riddington was arrested in the north of the divided island after an Interpol notice.
The source also added the suspect has been in Cyprus for the past two years where he resided with a fake Zambian passport under the name of “Ricky de Bruin,” which he obtained in Germany.
Riddington changed his appearance with longer, blonde hair, and entered the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus several times with different fake passports until Interpol warned local authorities about his latest movements.ey, the United Kingdom, has been arrested in Turkish Cyprus.