Fugitive fraudster held in South Africa

A FUGITIVE Manchester businessman has been arrested in South Africa after being on the run since 2008.

Raymond Nevitt, 51, was convicted and sentenced in 2008 to three years, nine months' in jail for five counts of fraudulent trading in relation to the Ravelle Group of companies, which sold second hand computer parts to the PC maintenance industry.

He had absconded in October 2006 following a conviction in a linked Serious Fraud Office case. The SFO is now beginning extradition proceedings.

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