Northampton couple extradited to US

Paul and Sandra Dunham, from Northampton, have lost their High Court fight against extradition to the US over an alleged work expenses fraud.

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Northampton couple to appear on bail hearing

A couple from Northampton will appear in an American court for bail hearing later.

Paul and Sandra Dunham lost their battle against extradition on fraud charges.

They were taken to Northampton General Hospital after trying to take an overdose the night before they were due to hand themselves over.

Mr Dunham's charged with 13 counts of fraud and money laundering.

Northampton couple to be extradited today

Paul and Sandra Dunham are to be extradited to the US today.

The couple from Northampton were taken to hospital last Thursday after they took a drug overdose the night before they were due to hand themselves in to police ahead of being taken to US marshals at Heathrow Airport.

Paul and Sandra Dunham Credit: ITV Anglia

They were remanded in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday after Senior District Judge Howard Riddle concluded they had taken the drugs deliberately to avoid or delay their extradition to face fraud charges.

Police at the Dunham's home last week Credit: ITV Anglia

Their solicitors have today confirmed the couple will be extradited to Maryland.

The couple lost a High Court battle last month against extradition to stand trial over fraud charges relating to Mr Dunham's company, Pace. The couple deny the charges.

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Paul and Sandra Dunham remanded in custody

A couple from Northampton who are facing extradition to America on fraud charges have been remanded in custody after a district judge ruled they took drug overdoses to delay or halt plans to send them abroad

Paul and Sandra Dunham were due to be handed over to US marshalls yesterday morning

Police broke in to their home when there was no answer at the door.

The judge at Westminster Magistrates Court, the judge ruled that there was a "substantial" risk the Dunhams would harm themselves again if released on bail pending extradition.

The court was told they made suicide attempts after Home Secretary Theresa May cancelled a planned meeting with their MP, Conservative Andrea Leadsom, to discuss their case.

First footage from extradition couple's home

Journalists waiting outside the Northampton home of a couple facing extradition to America called police when they didn't answer knocks at their door.

Paul and Sandra Dunham were due to fly to the US to face charges of fraud and money laundering. They deny the allegations.

When police arrived they were forced to break into the property. Ambulances were then called to take two people inside the house to hospital.

Police break down front door of couple's home

Officers use a battering ram to gain entry to the house Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police officers used a battering ram to gain entry to the home of a Northampton couple facing extradition to the United States.

Paul and Sandra Dunham were due to be flown to America where they face charges of fraud and money laundering. They deny the allegations against them.

Police hold up sheets as two patients were taken out of the house Credit: ITV News Anglia

Shortly after officers entered the house two ambulances arrived and two people were taken to hospital.

Northamptonshire police say they were called to the house after concerns were raised about the welfare of the occupants.

First pictures from extradition couple's house

A police officer peers through the letterbox of the Dunham's home Credit: ITV News Anglia

A couple from Northampton due to have been extradited to America have been taken to hospital.

Paul and Sandra Dunham were due to have presented themselves to a police station in London to be flown to the US.

Shortly after the police arrived at the house two ambulances were called.

The couple's home in Northampton Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Dunhams lost a High Court battle to block their extradition to face charges of fraud and money laundering.

They've always protested their innocence and deny the allegations against them.

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Northampton couple facing extradition after case dismissed by the High Court

The Dunhams have lost their extradition fight. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A British couple have lost their High Court fight against extradition to the US over an alleged work expenses fraud.

Paul and Sandra Dunham launched their action after the US Department of Justice sought their extradition over what the couple claim is an "employment-related dispute".

Mr Dunham, 58, who was Chief Executive and President of Pace, a US company manufacturing soldering irons for the electronics industry, was indicted on 13 counts of fraud and money laundering by a grand jury in Greenbelt, Maryland, in December 2011.

The Dunhams chatting to our reporter Olivia Paterson last month. Credit: ITV News Anglia

His 57-year-old wife is accused of aiding and abetting him.

The couple, from Northampton, "vehemently reject" allegations relating to expenses claims while working in the US.

Their counsel Ben Watson had asked Lord Justice Beatson and Mr Justice Simon to allow their claim under Article 8 of the Human Rights Act, which relates to private and family life.

He said the couple's lives had been "shattered" and that extradition would be disproportionate in the circumstances.

The Dunhams were not in court in London to hear the judges dismiss their case.

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