Monday 18 November 2019

Scottish separatist fails to stop extradition

A SELF-STYLED Scottish separatist is to be extradited back to Scotland where he is wanted on terrorism charges, including making a hoax poison threat against former British prime minister Gordon Brown.

The High Court has decided to extradite Adam Busby (64) to face the charges relating to the telephoning of hoax bomb-warnings and poison threats to various Scottish newspapers and agencies between November 2009 and June 2010.

The father of two, who has multiple sclerosis and is confined to a wheelchair, has a last address at Santry Lodge, Ballymun, Dublin, and was arrested a year ago. Mr Busby had contested the extradition on the basis that the alleged offences were committed outside of the UK and he was resident in Ireland at the time.

Mr Justice John Edwards made an order for the surrender of Mr Busby under the European Arrest Warrant Act and remanded him in custody to Cloverhill Prison.

Irish Independent

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