Thursday 22 February 2018

No extradition for ex-Eggheads star CJ de Mooi over alleged Netherlands killing

CJ de Mooi thanked people for their support
CJ de Mooi thanked people for their support

Former Eggheads star CJ de Mooi will "continue to co-operate with the Dutch authorities" after a failed attempt to extradite him to the Netherlands over an alleged killing.

The ex-quiz show panellist said in his autobiography that he punched a man who approached him with a knife, then threw him into a canal in Amsterdam in 1988.

On Monday, Dutch authorities reportedly abandoned an attempt to extradite 46-year-old de Mooi, whose real name is Joseph Connagh, back to the Netherlands to face questioning.

His manager said in a statement: " CJ is obviously very pleased with the result of today's hearing, and will continue to co-operate with the Dutch authorities until this matter is finally concluded.

"He would like to thank the tens of thousands of people who have contacted him via social media and in person, for their lovely words and support during this traumatic time for him; he really does appreciate each and every one of the kind messages he has received."

The actor, who lives with his husband in Caldicot, south-east Wales, was detained under a European arrest warrant at Heathrow Airport in September, after landing at Terminal 3 from a business trip in South Africa.

Press Association

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