Announcement expected on UK prosecution of Gary McKinnon

Gary McKinnon has been fighting extradition for more than ten years Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

An announcement is expected this afternoon from the Crown Prosecution Service on the possible UK prosecution of the computer hacker Gary McKinnon, his lawyers said.

The 46-year-old who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome admits hacking into the computers but claims that he was looking for evidence of UFOs.