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Ex soldier expected to be extradited to US

Ex soldier David McIntyre Credit: ITV Granada Reports

A former soldier from Salford is due to give himself up to the authorities today so he can be extradited to America.

David McIntyre is denying allegations that he defrauded the US Government of one- hundred- thousand dollars on a private security contract in Iraq.

David McIntyre faces extradition to US Credit: PA

Manchester soldier saved from extradition to US

David McIntyre Credit: ITV

The extradition of a serving soldier from Greater Manchester who has been deemed a suicide risk has been halted pending a fresh appeal to the High Court.

British Army reservist David McIntyre, 42, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is wanted in the US on fraud charges.

McIntyre, who lives in Worsley, has been given another chance at appeal despite the Home Secretary insisting last month the extradition must go ahead.

The new appeal, the first of its kind in England, has been allowed under changes to extradition laws, which came into force earlier this year.

McIntyre's solicitor Mike Evans, of Kaim Todner, said it would be a real injustice for McIntyre to be extradited with his high risk of suicide and untreated PTSD.

Mr Evans said: "I remain hopeful that the High Court will respect Dave's right to life, protect him from inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and recognise his right to a private and family life, by rejecting his extradition.

"This would pave the way for a domestic investigation and prosecution if there's sufficient evidence to warrant one."

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Soldier faces extradition

A veteran soldier from Greater Manchester says he'd rather take his own life than be extradited to the United States.

David McIntyre's is wanted in America on fraud charges he claims are trumped up.

If found guilty in the States, he could face twenty years in a federal prison.

Mr McIntyre, who has been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, says his last hope lies with the Home Secretary.

Our correspondent Matt O'Donoghue has been to meet him.