Thursday 26 April 2018

Wheelchair-bound man who was due to be extradited to the UK 'was not feeling well and went back to bed', court told

Last month the High Court ordered that Warwick, a British national, be extradited to the UK where he is wanted for an alleged breach of the terms of his release from prison.
Last month the High Court ordered that Warwick, a British national, be extradited to the UK where he is wanted for an alleged breach of the terms of his release from prison.

By Aodhan O 'Faolain

A wheelchair-bound man, who was due to present himself at a Dublin garda station to be extradited to the UK, was not feeling well and went back to bed, the High Court heard today.

Mr Justice Tony Hunt was told that David Warwick’s extradition was ordered last month and he had been given bail on the basis he would turn up at Store Street Garda Station on Monday last so he could be extradited by ferry.

As a result of his failure to show up, Warwick, who had been living at Quin Gardens, Quin, Co Clare, had been arrested and brought before the High Court today.

Last month the High Court ordered that Warwick, a British national, be extradited to the UK where he is wanted for an alleged breach of the terms of his release from prison. 

Judge Hunt heard that when Warwick failed to turn up at the Dublin garda station last Monday a warrant was issued for his arrest and he had been detained today by members of the Garda Extradition Unit and brought to the High Court.

The Judge ordered that Warwick be remanded in custody until he is surrendered to the UK authorities and directed that the extradition take place no later than April 22nd next.  Judge Hunt said that Cloverhill Prison should take steps to cater for Mr Warwick's medical needs.

Detective Sergent Jim Kirwan, of the Garda Extradition Unit, told the High Court he contacted Mr Warwick by phone on Monday when he failed to turn up.  He had told him he was not travelling because he had a headache, was feeling dizzy and had gone back to bed.

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