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Greater Manchester soldier due to be extradited within days

David McIntyre recently lost a high court challenge to his extradition

The former soldier from Greater Manchester who's been battling extradition to the USA says he's been told he'll be gone in a week.

David McIntyre, who's 43, lives in Worsley and suffers from PTSD, is accused of overcharging a US government agency for a security contract in Iraq.

He's been told he'll be flown to America in chains next Thursday.

He says he feels he's been let down by his government after the Home Secretary has refused to intervene. Only David Cameron can help him now.

Ex soldier takes battle to Court of Human Rights

A former soldier from Hyde who's wanted in the US on fraud charges is launching a final appeal against his extradition.

David McIntyre is accused of overcharging for security services in Iraq.

His High Court appeal's been rejected. The 43 year old has post traumatic stress disorder.

He'll now take his fight to European Court of Human Rights.

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Ex soldier plans extradition fight in European Court

David McIntyre recently lost a high court challenge to his extradition

A former soldier from Hyde, facing extradition to the US to face fraud charges, is taking his fight to the European Court of Human Rights.

David McIntyre served with the Queens Lancashire Regiment in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Authorities in the US want him to stand trial on eight charges of fraud relating to a contract between a security firm he ran in Baghdad in 2009 and an American company working to prevent conflicts abroad.

It is alleged that McIntyre, who says he has been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), overcharged the institute by 100,000 US dollars (£66,000). He denies the accusation.

The 43 year old recently lost a legal challenge to his extradition in the High Court in London. ,

Ex-soldier loses extradition hearing

David McIntyre lost his legal challenge. Credit: PA

A former soldier from Hyde has lost his legal challenge against extradition to the US where he is wanted on fraud charges.

Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas and Mr Justice Cranston, sitting at the High Court in London, rejected an appeal by David McIntyre, 43.

The judges, who were told at a hearing in March that McIntyre is "at high risk of suicide", ruled today that there was no legal "impediment" to his removal to America.

McIntyre served with the Queen's Lancashire Regiment in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The US authorities want him to stand trial on eight charges of fraud relating to a contract between Quantum Risk, the security firm he ran in Baghdad in 2009, and the US Institute of Peace, which describes itself as an American "national security institution" devoted to preventing conflicts abroad.

It is alleged that McIntyre, who says he has been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), overcharged the institute by 100,000 US dollars (£66,000).He denies the accusation.

He was serving as a Royal Military Police Territorial Army sergeant at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan in July 2012 when he was flown home to face extradition proceedings.

At the March hearing, Edward Fitzgerald QC, for McIntyre, argued there was convincing medical evidence that he was suffering from a mental disorder and it would violate his human rights if extradition went ahead because of the suicide risk.

He suggested McIntyre could stand trial in the UK. The US authorities opposed the bid to block removal.

McIntyre's supporters say of the extradition threat: "Is this really the way Britain should be treating its brave soldiers?"

The ex-soldier has said in an online blog: "If I was given an order to be extradited to the US I am fearful that I would take my own life as I would rather be dead then be locked up in an American prison away from my family.

"I think, after serving my country all my life, the least I can expect is to be helped with my PTSD and being allowed to prove my innocence in my own country."

But the judges said they were satisfied there was no "injustice" in the case.

Lord Thomas said there was "no conceivable basis" on which an application in the case could be made to the Supreme Court.

Hyde butcher creates tripe smoothie

Lyndon Boot runs Lets Talk Tripe. Credit: Manchester Evening News

A butcher from Hyde is hoping to attract younger customers by creating a smoothie from tripe.

Lyndon's tripe smoothie. Credit: Manchester Evening News

Lyndon Boot, 50, who runs Let's Talk Tripe at Hyde Market is offering free samples of the drink as part of the Love Your Market festival.

He says tripe, made from a cow's stomach, has "medicinal qualities".

Fancy a tripe smoothie? Credit: Manchester Evening News

Lyndon is promoting his smoothie, along with a book of tripe recipes, as part of a Love Your Market festival.

Lyndon is part of the Love Your Markets festival. Credit: Manchester Evening News

Two students arrested after bringing knife into school

Two students have been arrested after a knife was brought into a school in Hyde yesterday.

The letter sent to parents at Hyde Community College Credit: Hyde Community College

Hyde Community College sent a letter to parents which said one student brought the blade into the school and passed to another to hide in a bag.

The school says the students were arrested by police on site and are not currently in school.

The incident follows the fatal stabbing of teacher Ann Maguire at Corpus Christi College in Leeds earlier this week.

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Cyclist deliberately hit by driver in Hyde

A cyclist avoided serious injury after a driver deliberately hit him with his car in Hyde.

The man was cycling along St Mary's Road on Saturday afternoon, when a blue estate car drove into the back of him, throwing him off the bike and to the ground.

The victim's bike became stuck under the car, which reversed then drove back over the bike at speed as it made a getaway.

The cyclist suffered injuries to his leg, arm and back in the crash, while the bike was severely damaged.

The driver of the car was a white man, wearing a baseball cap.

Detective Constable Darren Byrne said: "This was a deliberate, shocking attack against an innocent man, who was lucky to escape more serious injury.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the incident, or perhaps even the car in question, which in this case was used as a weapon.

"We hope that this appeal and the CCTV footage of the event will jog someone's memory and help us track down the perpetrator of this seemingly random attack."

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 9313 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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