Brandon William Pyatt has been arrested by the SAPS officers. A 64-year-old man was wanted for various crimes.
The officers received the information that the criminal was located at Hatfield.
According to the police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, Pyatt had already faced the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court. The case was postponed for an extradition hearing.
The hearing is scheduled on April 15.
“Pyatt was convicted of a series of fraud and deception offences at Chester Crown Court in 1998 and sentenced to five years in prison. However, Pyatt, who is originally from Droylsden in Manchester, skipped bail during his trial and fled the UK, sparking a manhunt that lasted more than two decades,” said in the National Crime Agency’s statement.