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The High Court has overturned a decision to grant bail to Italian Mafia boss Domenico Rancadore.
The 64-year-old was arrested in London after evading Italian authorities for 20 years.
The appeal by the Italians against bail being granted was delayed yesterday after judges heard that Rancadore had been taken to hospital with heart problems.
Today Lord Justice Goldring, said it was clear that Rancadore had a heart problem and it was something which plainly should be borne in mind.
However, the judge said there was "a real risk - indeed a very real risk - that he would abscond if granted bail" therefore the appeal should be allowed.
- Domenico Rancadore's legal team said the hospital would give them "hardly any" information
- The Judge, Lord Justice Goldring, said it was of "crucial" importance for his legal team to be provided with the information
- The case has been provisionally listed to be heard at 10am tomorrow
A legal challenge against a decision to grant bail to a Mafia boss in London has been delayed after judges were told he was taken to hospital. It is understood Domenico Rancadore suffered a heart attack.
Domenico Rancadore evaded Italian authorities for 20 years. He was arrested on August 8 at his home in Uxbridge, where he lived under the false name Marc Skinner with his English wife and children.