Monday 25 June 2018

Scottish criminal loses his fight against being extradited to Ireland after claiming IRA 'would kill him'

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A violent Scottish criminal has lost his fight against being extradited to Ireland after he claimed that the IRA "would kill him".

Gary Brodie is wanted for a number of violent offences in Donegal.

He appeared in an Edinburgh court on Wednesday and pleaded not to be sent back to an Irish jail.

According to the Daily Record, he claimed he fled Ireland in 2009 after he was warned by an IRA "money man" that he had 24 hours to leave or he would be killed.

The 33-year-old feared that he would end up like his father William, who is thought to have been murdered by the IRA after disappearing in 1994.

The newspaper reports that Edinburgh sheriff Alistair Noble told Mr Brodie that he couldn't find any proof that this threat was made.

"There was nothing in the evidence that I heard that showed you would be in significant danger if you were extradited," Mr Noble said.

He argued that the "UK should not become a safe haven for fugitives from justice".

At a preliminary hearing last month, it's reported that Mr Brodie spat at court sheriff officials and branded them, "Fenian ba****ds."

Mr Brodie will be sent to Castlerea Prison in Roscommon.

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