Trudie Styler: 'Home Secretary has shown humanity'

Sting's wife Trudie Styler, who backed the campaign against Gary McKinnon's extradition, has said the Home Secretary has shown "humanity and courage" in making her decision.

Janis Sharp (right) the mother of Gary McKinnon with Trudie Styler. Credit: Press Association.

She said: "I am delighted that after all the years of wrangling and uncertainty - which, in themselves, have taken a terrible toll on Gary's already poor health - the Home Secretary has shown the humanity and courage to reach this decision.

"As a mother I applaud the steadfast love and support which Janis has given her son as she has fought every inch of the way against Gary's extradition to the USA."

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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".