MARK THATCHER is hiding out in a gated community on the Ronda-San Pedro road in fear of being kidnapped.
He fears an international snatch squad has been ordered to extradite him to Equatorial Guinea to face trial in an overthrow plot, he allegedly helped to fund.
This week fellow plot leader Simon Mann was found guilty and sentenced to 34 years in jail.
The son of former UK PM Margaret Thatcher rarely leaves his £3million bolthole in exclusive El Madronal, which has round-the-clock security.
He has installed a series of high-tech security systems in the home, that is owned by a former school friend Stephen Humberstone.
But now his days are numbered after Humberstone ordered him to leave the home he has rented since 2005 over unpaid bills.
Claiming he is three months in arrears to the tune of over 20,000 euros, Mr. Humberstone this week reportedly plans to serve court papers on him via the San Pedro courts.
“I want him off my property as soon as possible. If you see him, punch him in the face for me.
“I have absolutely no idea why a man as wealthy as him, who can still drive a Porsche, cannot pay his rent.
“All I can think is that he has no money. After talking to Mark I get the feeling he is receiving an allowance from his elderly mother.
“He always likes to pay in cash and even though the villa had maximum security he has fitted even more alarm systems. That shows how scared he is because he is a nasty piece of work and he is not liked.
“Despite all this he can still afford a driver and a cook – so why can he not pay his rent?”
Sir Mark, 54, who is estimated to be worth £64million, denies that he is behind in his rent and insists he has received nothing in writing from his landlord.
The piece goes on to talk about Scratcher’s fears of being kidnapped and sent to Equatorial Guinea to face trial, a theme which TOP covers in salacious detail:
Alarmingly for Thatcher there are an estimated 120 international mafia gangs operating on the Costa del Sol, each capable of undertaking kidnap plots.
In 2005 there were a reported 50 plus kidnappings and “settling of accounts” on the coast.
In 2004 a Lithuanian gang kidnapped British businessman Frank Capa in broad daylight on the Ronda-San Pedro road.
The gang released him after nine days when the family paid a reported £1m
A police source told the Olive Press: “There are quite a few groups of former soldiers from the Eastern Bloc, highly-trained with no money, and prepared to carry out these sort of crimes.
“There have been an alarming number of kidnappings over the last few years, most of them going unreported.”
Fret not, Scratcher! I’m sure you’ll be fine!
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