Fresh hope for Richard O'Dwyer?

Richard O'Dwyer (right) and his mother Julia (left) Credit: PA

There could be fresh hope today for Richard O'Dwyer and his family, after the Home Secretary said she would withdraw the extradition order against Gary McKinnon - the man accused of computer hacking.

Richard O'Dwyer, from Chesterfield, currently faces extradition to the US, accused of infringing copyright laws.

He allegedly earned thousands of pounds through advertising on the TVShack website before it was closed down by US authorities.

Today, his mother Julia O'Dwyer congratulated Gary McKinnon's mother, saying the decision was 'nothing more than [the family] deserve x '

Home Secretary Theresa May described the McKinnon case as a "difficult and exceptional case".