McKinnon's MP: 'Delighted that Gary has his life back'

Gary McKinnon's MP had threatened to quit as a ministerial aide if the hacker had been extradited to the US
Gary McKinnon's MP had threatened to quit as a ministerial aide if the hacker had been extradited to the US Credit: Twitter / David Burrowes

Gary McKinnon's MP David Burrowes has tweeted this picture of him with Gary's mother Janis Sharp and has tweeted: "Delighted that Gary has his life back and his incredible campaigning mum Janis has her son back."

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US 'disappointed' over McKinnon

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".