Netherlands: Armed police arrest man from Liverpool after mistaking him for Mafia boss | UK News

A British man who was eating lunch at a restaurant had a hood stuck over him by armed police who handcuffed and bundled him away after mistaking him for a Mafia crime boss.

The man, who has only been identified as Mark L from Liverpool, was with his son and friend when he was arrested in The Hague, Netherlands, his lawyer said.

The 54-year-old Formula One fan had been staying in the country after watching the Dutch Grand Prix.

His arrest came after Italy asked Dutch authorities to execute an international arrest warrant for Sicilian crime boss Matteo Messina Denaro.

Scene Of Two Dutch Police Officers In Police Uniform On The Street Of The Hague South Holland The Netherlands Europe. Pic: iStock
Armed police in the Netherlands arrested the British man while he was eating lunch. File pic: iStock

Denaro, nicknamed ‘Diabolik’, has been in hiding since 1993 and is wanted for 50 murders.

He is the “capo di tutti capi” – the boss of all bosses – of the Sicilian Mafia.

The British man, who was arrested last Wednesday, was eventually…

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