A CONVICTED murderer is living the high life on the streets of a British town after fleeing justice in Albania.
And 43-year-old Selami Cokaj who escaped jail after stabbing a man to death in 1994 was supposed to have been deported from the UK in 2009. The vicious thug is using his own name after initially applying for asylum in the UK in 1997, posing as a refugee from Kosovo under the name Valton Gashi. He arrived in the UK after escaping jail just three years into his 20 year sentence for the horrific murder and armed robbery.
In 2006, Cojak was finally rumbled by police, but was freed by magistrates as he used taxpayers money to fund a legal battle to remain in the UK for three years. His extradition process involved a legal battle that ended up with appeals being heard in the High Court and House of Lords. He was eventually deported in 2009 and sent back to his home country but the statute of limitations applied over his original sentence and he was freed in 2012.