US Attorney General 'disappointed' by McKinnon ruling

Gary McKinnon was ruled too ill to be extradited to the US to face hacking charges Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The US Attorney General Eric Holder has admitted that he was "disappointed" with Theresa May's decision to block the extradition of computer hacker Gary McKinnon.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, he denied reports that he felt "completely screwed" by the ruling and insisted his relationship with the Home Secretary "remains strong".

Mrs May announced last month that she would not allow McKinnon to be extradited because he was "seriously ill".

Mr Holder also said the extradition relationship between the US and UK - which some have claimed is one-sided - is "fair and balanced".

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