Saturday 20 January 2018

UK seeks extradition of scratch card accused

BRITISH authorities are seeking the extradition of a 39-year-old Co Tipperary man on charges including that he allegedly stole hundreds of UK lottery scratch cards.

Yesterday, the High Court was informed the British authorities are seeking the extradition of Aidan O'Dwyer (pictured), who is wanted on theft charges from 2009.

Mr O'Dwyer is alleged to have stolen some £4,400 in cash plus 300 £1 scratch cards from his employer at a one stop Post Office in East Sussex, England. A warrant seeking his arrest was issued after he left the jurisdiction.

Yesterday at the High Court Detective Garda Dermot Fitzgerald told Mr Justice Gerard Hogan that on Monday he arrested Mr O'Dwyer at his residence at Kilnamanagh Court, Clonoulty, Cashel, Co Tipperary on foot of a European Arrest Warrant that had been endorsed by the High Court last November.

Mr Justice Hogan, after outlining to Mr O'Dwyer his rights to legal representation or to consent to being returned to the UK, remanded him in custody with consent to bail.

Irish Independent

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