Soldier 'must be extradited'

A former soldier from Salford, who has been deemed a suicide risk, has been told his extradition to America over fraud allegations must go ahead. David McIntyre had asked the government to reconsider on medical grounds.

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Suicide risk soldier 'must be extradited'

David McIntytre Credit: ITV

A former soldier from Salford, who has been deemed a suicide risk, has been told his extradition to America over fraud allegations must go ahead.

David McIntyre, 42, had asked the Home Secretary to reconsider on medical grounds. That request was rejected today.

He was given additional time by Theresa May to provide proof that he is suffering from an untreated post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

But David's lawyer Karen Todner, of Kaim Todner solicitors, says his request had been refused.

She says: "This morning the Secretary of State has responded and refused to reconsider her decision and has ordered Mr McIntyre's extradition to the United States of America."

The firm will now consider the Home Secretary's decision in detail before deciding whether to seek a judicial review.

The Iraq and Afghanistan veteran briefly ran a private security firm in Baghdad.

He now faces fraud charges in the US, which he insists are trumped-up. If convicted, he could spend 20 years in prison.

David says he would rather take his own life than be extradited.

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