Silvana Muscat’s murderer is one of Europe’s most wanted fugitives

Hamid Nour Eddine G Ibrahim is believed to have fled the island to Ireland after stabbing his wife to death

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Miriam Dalli
4 August 2017, 2:26pm
Hamid Nour Eddine G Ibrahim is wanted for Silvana Muscat's murder
Hamid Nour Eddine G Ibrahim is wanted for Silvana Muscat's murder
The estranged husband of St Paul’s Bay murder victim Silvana Muscat is on the list of Europe’s most wanted fugitives, as Hamid Nour Eddine G Ibrahim remains wanted by the Maltese police in connection with Muscat’s murder.

Ibrahim, 37, is the one and only suspect in the murder investigation, having also admitted in court – just weeks before Muscat was murdered – of harassing his 36-year-old wife and had been ordered not to approach the woman.

Muscat, who had been married to Ibrahim just a year, had been found dead in bed with about five stab wounds to the upper part of her body in 2015.

The couple was undergoing proceedings for marital separation and Muscat had filed multiple domestic violence reports against the Libyan national.

By the time Muscat’s body was discovered by a concerned relative, Ibrahim had already fled the island. His car had been located at the Malta International Airport from where he caught a Ryanair flight to Bergamo – a flight he caught soon after murdering his estranged wife.

Reliable sources informed the Maltese Police that Ibrahim was seen a month later in Dublin, Ireland. This is his last known whereabouts.

Ibrahim is now on Europe’s most wanted fugitives for murder. Europol’s information on Ibrahim confirms that he murdered Muscat and faces both a European Arrest Warrant and an International Arrest Warrant.

Europol's innovative campaign aims to attract public interest in catching the elusive fugitives
Europol's innovative campaign aims to attract public interest in catching the elusive fugitives
In a bid to help national police capture the elusive fugitives, Europol has just launched a summer campaign, to reach out to the public and request their help.

It’s an innovative campaign, making use of travel postcards featuring Europe’s Most Wanted fugitives, who have committed serious crimes in 21 EU countries, for whom traditional investigative measures have so far not led to the locations of the suspects. 

“Your information can be vital to catch some of Europe’s Most Wanted fugitives. Law enforcement across Europe, through the European Network of Fugitive Active Search Teams (ENFAST) and Europol, are asking for your help to find out their exact locations, to ensure they take responsibility for their serious crimes,” Europol says, as it reaches out to the general public.

According to the pan-European police agency’s, holiday destinations have proven to be popular hiding places for criminals on the run from law enforcement.

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