Tappin's wife: 'Plea deal is start of his swift return to UK'

Christopher Tappin with his wife Elaine. Credit: Press Association

Mr Tappin's wife Elaine said:

“From the moment Chris was put on a plane all we ever wanted was his swift and safe return. However upsetting, this is the beginning of that process. It would be inappropriate to comment further whilst the Court has yet to establish Chris' fate."

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Tappin to admit weapons charge

Retired Orpington businessman, Christopher Tappin, who was extradited to the US over arms dealing charges, will change his plea to guilty after a deal with prosecutors.