Report: Ministerial aide's quit threat over hacker extradition

David Burrowes is Gary McKinnon's local MP and also an aide to the Environment Secretary
David Burrowes is Gary McKinnon's local MP and also an aide to the Environment Secretary Credit: PA

David Cameron has been warned a Conservative ministerial aide will resign if the Home Secretary agrees to extradite a British computer hacker to America, according to The Daily Telegraph.

David Burrowes is Gary McKinnon's local MP and an aide to the Environment Secretary. A friend tells the paper: "He can't have blood on his hands. The mood music is not good."

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The US has said they are "disappointed" after the Home Secretary Theresa May blocked their request on human rights grounds to extradite computer hacker Gary McKinnon so he can stand trial. She described it as a "difficult and exceptional case".