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Family and friends devastated as Northampton couple prepare to hand themselves in

Paul Dunham.
Paul Dunham. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A retired couple from Northampton have been told they will be handed over to US Marshals at Heathrow Airport on Thursday for extradition to America on fraud charges.

Paul and Sandra Dunham lost a High Court battle last month to block their extradition.

58-year-old Mr Dunham was chief executive and president of a US electronics company.

He has been indicted on 13 counts of fraud and money laundering by an American grand jury.

Mrs Dunham faces eight counts. The couple deny the allegations.

"Yesterday was mostly taken up by speaking to friends and family who are as shocked and devastated as we are," Mr Dunham told ITV News Anglia.

"We're desperately trying to find a home for our dogs because you know we hadn't planned any of that."

Read more: Couple have extradition appeal turned down

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Northampton couple ordered to hand themselves in to police ahead of extradition

Paul and Sandra Dunham.
Paul and Sandra Dunham. Credit: PA

A retired British couple have been ordered to hand themselves in to police ahead of being sent to the United States to face fraud charges.

Paul and Sandra Dunham lost a High Court battle last month to block their extradition to Maryland after a request by the 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.

Mrs Dunham, also 58, is accused of eight counts of fraud for allegedly aiding and abetting him.

A statement released on behalf of the couple said today:

"Paul and Sandra Dunham have been told by the Met Police's extradition unit to report to Belgravia police station at 10am this Thursday, May 15, for onward transportation by the police to Heathrow where they will be handed over to US marshals and extradited to the US."

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

Read more: Couple facing extradition to the US

Sophie Turner announced as patron of Playbox Theatre

It has been announced that Sophie Turner, the Game of Thrones star who was born in Northampton, is to become a patron of Playbox Theatre in Warwick.

Sophie Turner Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Geisler-Fotopres/DPA/Press Association Images

Sophie grew up in Warwick where she attended the local theatre group from the age of three.

The 18-year-old plays Sansa Stark in the blockbusting TV series.

The Game of Thrones star Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Sophie only left Playbox when her filming commitments became more and more demanding.

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Game of Thrones star to become patron of theatre in Warwick

Game of Thrones star, Sophie Turner, is to become a patron of Playbox Theatre in Warwick.

Sophie was born in Northampton and grew up in Warwick. She plays Sansa Stark in the series of Game of Thrones.

The 18-year-old was a member of the local theatre group from an early age.

Owners most likely to get mobile phone stolen in Northampton

Northampton, London and Leeds are the three UK areas where mobile phone owners are most likely to have their device stolen, according to a new report by Protect Your Bubble, an insurance company.

Owners are most likely to have their phone stolen in Northampton Credit: Edward Smith/EMPICS Entertainment

The survey covered the 30 largest towns and cities in the UK, and found that Dudley in the West Midlands was the safest place for mobile phone owners with less than 5% of the claims received by the insurance company being for theft.

According to the data gathered by Protect Your Bubble, users in their early twenties are the most likely to be victims of theft.

Northampton among top three cities for mobile phone theft

Northampton has been named in the top three cities where people are most likely to have their mobile phone stolen, according to Protect Your Bubble.

Dudley in the West Midlands was found to be the safest place for mobile phone owners with less than 5% of the claims the insurance company received being for theft.

250,000 cases of stolen mobile phones are reported each year Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

People in their early 20s are said to be the most likely victims of mobile phone theft.

There are more than a quarter of a million reported cases of stolen mobile phones every year according to the National Mobile Phone Crime Unit.

Stephen Ebbett, director of Protect Your Bubble, said: "Everyday we cart around hundreds, or even thousands of pounds' worth of high-tech gear, such as smartphones, tablets, cameras and e-readers. This makes many of us prime targets for thieves."

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Mums launch child cancer awareness campaign

Morgan and Alfe
Morgan and Alfe Credit: ITV Anglia

Two mums from Northampton have launched a campaign to raise awareness of child cancer.

Karen Rogers and Shirley Ryan have set up a charity called Alfe's Cause to support families whose children suffer long term illnesses.

The charity's named after Karen's 10 year old son Alfe, who's now in remission from Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. Shirley's son Morgan has also been treated for cancer. The mums are sending out information cards to schools to help other parents.

Shirley Ryan and Karen Rogers
Shirley Ryan and Karen Rogers Credit: ITV Anglia
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