International appeal to track down fugitive Allan Foster brought in just two calls, it has been revealed.The gangster was named by police as the man behind the brutal killing of dad-of-seven David "Noddy" Rice at Marsden Lea car park in May 2007.
Mr Rice, 42, from South Shields, was gunned down at close range as he sat in his car.
Foster, of Rushcliffe, Fulwell, is said to have fled the UK soon after and is believed to be hiding out in Spain.But despite an international appeal to trace him, only two calls have been made to Crimestoppers.Last year the 37-year-old was included on a top 10 list of the UK's most wanted fugitives as part of Operation Captura – which concentrated on finding those who had fled to Spain.A photograph of him was released by Crimestoppers, in partnership with the Serious Organised Crime Agency. But despite the high-profile appeal, Foster remains at large.
A Crimestoppers spokeswoman said: "There have been two calls in relation to Allan Foster. But there has been no news of any imminent arrest."Crimestoppers is now renewing its appeal for information on the whereabouts of Foster, who is also known to use the name Shaun Michael Wilkinson.