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Tappin waits to hear bail decisioin

Christopher Tappin was extradited to the US Credit: ITV News

Christopher Tappin, A retired British businessman extradited to the United States will learn tonight whether he will be kept behind bars while he awaits trial over arms dealing charges. He has spent 23 hours a day locked in his cell at the Otero County detention centre in New Mexic

He has spent 23 hours a day locked in his cell at the Otero County detention centre in New Mexico since being extradited to America two weeks ago.

US prosecutors believe Tappin may be a "danger to the community" if released, but his lawyers told the court that, having surrendered to US marshals at Heathrow, he was not going to go "running back to England".

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