Fugitive wanted for murder ‘may have fled to Spain’

Crimestoppers has offered a £5000 reward for information that helps lead to the arrest of Derek Ferguson.

Fugitive wanted for murder ‘may have fled to Spain’ Police Scotland

A £5000 reward has been offered in the hunt for a fugitive wanted in connection with a murder 14 years ago.

Thomas Cameron, 49, was gunned down in the car park of a pub in Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire, on June 28, 2007.

On the 14th anniversary of Mr Cameron’s death, Police Scotland have issued a fresh appeal over the whereabouts of Derek Ferguson.

Ferguson, who is sought in connection with the murder, is on the National Crime Agency’s most wanted list and is part of the multi-agency Operation Captura fugitives hunt.

Police believe he may be hiding in Spain alongside “criminal associates”.

Investigating officers said it is likely that Ferguson is no longer known by his original name and may not be speaking with a Scottish accent.

Crimestoppers has offered a £5000 reward for information that helps lead to his arrest.

Police have also released images showing what Ferguson may look like now.

Detective superintendent John Wyllie, who is leading the investigation, said: “I am continuing to appeal for anyone who has any knowledge of Ferguson’s whereabouts to get in touch with any information which could help us trace him.

“Since 2007, we have carried out extensive enquiries and I am certain that the commitment and tenacity of our officers and our partner agencies will result in Ferguson being found.

“If you know Derek Ferguson or have any information which will help us locate him, please come forward. 

“Any information, no matter how basic it might seem, may be of significant assistance. If you are unsure whether information you know will assist our enquiries, please just share it with us.

“If you don’t want to talk to my investigation team, you can speak to Crimestoppers anonymously as they are also offering a substantial reward for any information which leads to Ferguson’s arrest.”

If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.