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Trader moves a step closer to being extradited to the US

A trader accused of triggering a multibillion-dollar crash on Wall Street from his parent's home in West London moved a step closer to being extradited today.

A judge ruled Navinder Singh Sarao should be sent to the United States to stand trial.

He's always denied doing anything wrong, insisting he was just good at his job.

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'Flash crash' trader due for extradition to US

The 'flash crash' trader accused of triggering the 2010 Wall Street crash is to be extradited to the United States.

Financial trader Navinder Singh Sarao is facing extradition to the US. Credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

It comes after a judge at Westminster Magistrates' Court ruled that British financial trader Navinder Singh Sarao, 37, can be extradited to face trial in the US.

Sarao faces 22 charges which carry sentences totalling a maximum of 380 years.

American authorities claim the Briton made $875,000 dollars on May 6 2010, the day of the crash, part of illegal earnings of more than 40 million dollars (£26 million) in five years.

Lawyers for Sarao, who argued his actions did not constitute a crime, said outside court that they will lodge an appeal once Home Secretary Theresa May makes her final decision in the case.

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Concerns grow for missing Westminster man

Police in Westminster are appealing for the public's help to trace a missing man.

Duncan Dockrill has not been since Friday evening, when he was last spotted at the Gordon Hospital in Pimlico.

Police are increasingly concerned about the whereabouts of Duncan Dockrill Credit: Metropolitan Police

Members of the public are advised not to approach the 56-year-old, but to instead contact officers police on the 101 non-emergency number.

Thousands to join austerity protest in London

Thousands are expected to march through the streets of London later to protest against austerity.

The Government faces its first big public protest since the election with politicians, union leaders and celebrities expected to join the demonstration.

Organisers say the protest will be the biggest event of its kind for years, with people travelling across the UK to march from the City of London to Westminster, where a rally will be held.

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