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Manchester soldier saved from extradition to US

David McIntyre Credit: ITV

The extradition of a serving soldier from Greater Manchester who has been deemed a suicide risk has been halted pending a fresh appeal to the High Court.

British Army reservist David McIntyre, 42, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is wanted in the US on fraud charges.

McIntyre, who lives in Worsley, has been given another chance at appeal despite the Home Secretary insisting last month the extradition must go ahead.

The new appeal, the first of its kind in England, has been allowed under changes to extradition laws, which came into force earlier this year.

McIntyre's solicitor Mike Evans, of Kaim Todner, said it would be a real injustice for McIntyre to be extradited with his high risk of suicide and untreated PTSD.

Mr Evans said: "I remain hopeful that the High Court will respect Dave's right to life, protect him from inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and recognise his right to a private and family life, by rejecting his extradition.

"This would pave the way for a domestic investigation and prosecution if there's sufficient evidence to warrant one."