Bulgaria detained UK citizen wanted by Interpol

Bulgarian police officers have detained a British citizen wanted on Interpol Red Notice in the village of Lyubenovo, close to Pleven.

The 28-year-old David Bodil is wanted at the request of the authorities in Manchester. There he is being investigated for preparing terrorist acts.

According to sources he arrived in Bulgaria on 19th November.

The Red Notice described the man as particularly dangerous, armed and aggressive.

In this case, the name of a Bulgarian MP was also involved. Albena Simeonova from Democratic Bulgaria (DB) confirmed that she knew him, but she had no idea that he was hiding from Interpol.

Political party GERB demanded a hearing of the chairman of the State Agency for National Security and the interim Minister of Interior Ivan Demerdzhiev.

“The state is under constant security breaches. Yesterday we reached an extraordinary high point - a wanted terrorist was detained in the country", said Georg Goergiev from GERB.

Atanas Atanasov from DB supported the proposal of Manoil Manev (GERB) for a hearing of the interim minister Demerdzhiev. /BGNES