Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2008] All ER (D) 194 (Jun)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Divisional Court

Richards LJ and Mackay J

Representation Ben Lloyd (instructed by Levenes) for the appellant.
  Rebecca Hill (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service Special Crime Division) for the requesting state.
Judgment Dates: 17 June 2008


Extradition - Extradition hearing - Extradition order - Fugitive from justice - Passage of time - District judge entirely sure requested person fleeing to avoid prosecution in requesting state and ordering extradition - Whether judge in error - .

The Case

In the instant case, the district judge had not erred in inferring that the appellant had fled from justice in 1995 and that he should be extradited on an European arrest warrant which had been issued in 2006 as he had hidden from the authorities of the requesting state. It was the kind of case with which the Divisional Court would be slow to interfere.

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