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Government urged to save alleged hacker from extradition to US

Lauri Love from Newmarket in Suffolk is facing extradition to the United States for alleged computer hacker. Photo: ITV News Anglia

Campaigners fighting to help the alleged computer hacker Lauri Love say the Government needs to do more to stop him being extradited from his home in Suffolk to the United States.

A cross party group of MPs have now voiced concerns about the safety of the 32-year-old, who lives with his parents in Newmarket.

Mr Love is accused of stealing data in a series of cyber attacks on US assets.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu

To the Reverend Alexander Love, Lauri Love is a much-loved son and an IT genius but to the Americans, he's a computer hacker.

He is accused of hacking into the FBI, NASA, US Army and other agencies.

Lauri, who has Asperger's Syndrome, lives with his parents in Stradishall near Newmarket.

"I believe if my son has done any wrong he should face the music.

"The only thing I am insisting on is it's a British band that plays the music, and not a foreign band."

– The Rev Alexander Love