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Extradition to Poland refused by Westminster Magistrates’ Court

By Christopher Stevens  |  29.11.2017

Mr S was arrested on a conviction warrant to serve a sentence for two offences of supply of a controlled drug in Poland. Polish authorities sought his extradition to serve the sentence.

Age of conviction

These offences were committed over 18 years ago and there was a significant delay on behalf of the Polish Authorities of almost 13 years before an EAW was applied for. Mr S was living an open life in the UK, supporting his partner and 7 month old son and having established his own business. The District Judge upheld our argument that there would be a disproportionate interference with his rights under Article 8 ECHR and discharged him from the extradition proceedings.

No appeal by CPS

The CPS decided not to appeal this decision. Mr S has therefore  been able to return to his young family. He continues to support them and run his successful business.

Christopher Stevens and Fiona Haddadeen acted from Sonn Macmillan Walker and James Stansfeld of Furnival Chambers was counsel.

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