Kickboxer extradited over stabbing
Published 01/12/2012 | 19:04
A British kickboxer wanted over the murder of a US Marine in Thailand has been extradited, officials said.
Lee Aldhouse, 29, was named by the Thai authorities as the prime suspect in the fatal stabbing of Dashawn Longfellow on the island of Phuket on August 14, 2010.
He was originally detained by officers after flying back to London's Heathrow Airport four days later on a warrant for his recall to prison in Britain.
Aldhouse, who is trained in Thai kickboxing, is alleged to have attacked Mr Longfellow after a fight in a bar on Phuket.
He was extradited on Friday night, officials confirmed.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "We can confirm that Lee Aldhouse, a British national, was extradited to Thailand from London Heathrow on an extradition warrant.
"He is wanted in connection with the suspected murder of Dashawn Longfellow, 23, in 2010 on the Thai island of Phuket."
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