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Home Secretary signs Lauri Love extradition order

Lauri Love is facing extradition. Credit: PA

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd has signed an order for Lauri Love to be extradited to America where he's accused of hacking into US government computer networks.

Mr Love, from Stradishall near Newmarket, is alleged to have stolen significant amounts of data from US agencies including the federal Reserve, Nasa and the FBI.

He could face up to 99 years in prison if found guilty.

A number of MPs had called on Barack Obama to block his extradition on the grounds that they were "concerned for the safety" of Mr Love, who has Asperger's Syndrome.

However, that campaign appears to have fallen on death ears with the Home Secretary confirming that he will now go on trial in the States.

On Monday 14 November, the Secretary of State, having carefully considered all relevant matters, signed an order for Lauri Love's extradition to the United States.

Mr Love has been charged with various computer hacking offences which included targeting US military and federal government agencies.

– Home Office spokesman


One dead after house fire in Norfolk

One person has died in a house fire in Great Hockham Credit: ITV News Anglia

An investigation is being carried out into a fatal house fire in Norfolk yesterday.

Four emergency crews were called to Scotgate Close in Great Hockham around 3pm.

Police have confirmed that one person has died in the fire.

A cordon has been put in place while investigations are carried out.

A structural survey of the property will be carried out to ensure the scene is safe for investigators.

Man fails to return to secure hospital in Ipswich

John Gladstone Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help to find a 34-year-old man who has failed to return to a low secure hospital unit in Ipswich.

John Gladstone was on ‘town leave’ from the premises in Foxhall Road and failed to return this afternoon.

Gladstone is currently subject to a detention under Sections 47/49 of the Mental Health Act and is on a life licence following conviction for the offences of robbery and possession of a firearm.

He is described as the following:

  • Mixed race
  • 5ft 10in tall
  • Heavy build
  • Short, black hair
  • Last seen wearing black Karimoor trousers, a grey hooded top and he speaks with a London accent.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Gladstone, or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact Suffolk Police.


'Narrative verdict' for swimmer who drowned in riptide

Leszek Puchala was on holiday visiting his son when he died. Credit: Twitter/‏@willlane1982

An inquest into a swimmer who drowned in a riptide off a busy Norfolk beach has recorded a "narrative verdict".

52-year-old Leszek Puchala died at Sea Palling Beach on 23 July.

Area Coroner Yvonne Blake today said Mr Puchala got into difficulty while swimming.

He was pulled ashore and rescued and attempts were made to resuscitate him, but they were not successful.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Leszek Puchala, who was from Poland, was on holiday visiting his son.

Dad's Army co-creator Jimmy Perry dies

Dad's Army co-creator Jimmy Perry Credit: PA

Dad's Army co-creator Jimmy Perry has died at the age of 93.

He co-wrote a host of classic sitcoms including Dad's Army which was filmed in Thetford and Hi De Hi which was filmed in the seaside town Dovercourt in Essex.

Dad's Army ran from 1968 for 80 episodes over nine years while Hi-de-Hi ran for eight years.

Mr Perry's experiences as a Home Guard during World War Two and as a Butlin's holiday camp Redcoat influenced his writing.

Burglars threaten woman in Essex shop with knife

The raiders broke in through a locked front door Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman in her 20s was threatened with a knife during an armed robbery at a betting shop in Essex.

It happened at William Hill in the High Street in Dunmow at around 9.30pm last night.

Two men broke in and stole a four-figure sum of cash. The victim wasn't injured but was left shaken.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious or who may have seen the men getting in to a vehicle nearby.

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