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Refusing Domenico Rancadore's bail application today, the judge told him it is clear he has actively avoided apprehension for a significant amount of time.
Rancadore blew a kiss at his wife and daughter before he was led away from the court.
Italian mafia boss Domenico Rancadore, 64, has been re-arrested on a new European Arrest Warrant.
A new arrest warrant has been issued for an Italian mafia boss who was found living in west London.
Domenico Rancadore, 64, will be re-arrested once the document has been translated from Italian, Westminster Magistrates' Court heard today.
The hearing was adjourned until 3pm to allow time for this to be done.
A wanted Mafia boss found living in suburbia could walk free today over legal problems with the warrant for his arrest.
Domenico Rancadore, 64, who is wanted by the Italian authorities, was arrested by British police at his home in Uxbridge, west London, on Wednesday under a European Arrest Warrant.
The father-of-two had been living in the UK as a house husband under the alias Marc Skinner since 1993 while his wife, Anne, ran a travel agency to support the family.
He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court this afternoon, where District Judge Quentin Purdy will decide whether he can be allowed bail.
During a short appearance at the same court yesterday, the judge said: "The warrant may be such it has to be discharged.
"There are concerns about the validity of the warrant that has come before the court.
The Italian mafia boss who was arrested in London had been living under the alias 'Marco Skinner' and held a number of documents in false names, Sky News reports citing Italian police.
It is also reported that he initially put up resistance when police tried to arrest him last night, but was quickly overpowered.
This undated photograph shows the fugitive mafia boss Domenico Rancadore who was arrested in London last night.
Mr Rancadore, 64, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court later today.
- 64 years old
- Went on the run in 1994
- Ran a travel agency in London where he was married to an English woman
- Sentenced to seven years in prison in Italy
- Believed to have been chief of Sicily's Trabia region for the notorious Cosa Nostra mafia group
Metropolitan Police have confirmed that Rancadore, 64, was arrested at 7pm last night by the force's extradition unit:
The arrested mafia boss Domenico Rancadore lived a "comfortable life" in London with his wife - a former diplomat's daughter - and his two sons, according to Italian news agency ANSA.
The agency reports that Italian authorities knew of his presence in London for some time, but that earlier extradition requests had not been accepted.
Rancadore was reportedly sentenced to seven years in prison for extortion and other "serious crimes" before he went on the run in 1994.
According to Italian media, mafia boss Domenico Rancadore was running a travel agency while living in London and had married an English woman.
It is understood that he ran the municipality of Trabia, on the northern coast of Sicily, for the mafia before going on the run.