Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 35 (Oct)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Divisional Court

Laws LJ and Silber J (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Joel Bennathan QC (instructed by Hughmans Solicitors) for K.
  Katherine Tyler (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Judicial Authority.
Judgment Dates: 4 October 2012


Extradition - Extradition hearing - Appeal - Appellant being arrested in Spain on drugs charges - Whilst investigation ongoing into drugs charges appellant extradited to United Kingdom for offence of attempted murder - Appellant acquitted in UK - Appellant uniting with son in UK - European arrest warrant issued for appellant by Spanish judicial authority in respect of drugs offence - Appellant resisting extradition on basis of oppression due to culpable delay - Whether extradition oppressive.

The Case

Extradition Extradition hearing. The Divisional Court dismissed the appellant's appeal against his extradition to Spain to face drugs charges and in so doing discounted the appellant's arguments that such extradition would be oppressive as a result of passage of time and culpable delay.

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