A UK choose has ordered the extradition of a businessman to Ireland the place he’s being sought as a part of the Adrian Donohoe homicide investigation.
ardaí need to cost James Flynn (31) with the 2013 theft at Lordship credit score union close to Dundalk throughout which the detective garda was shot lifeless.
Mr Flynn, initially from south Armagh, can be set to face one other cost of conspiracy to commit housebreaking. He is just not charged with homicide.
He was arrested final July close to Watford on foot of an extradition warrant and has fought efforts to be returned to Ireland.
His defence had argued that he shouldn’t be extradited because of the passage of time, claiming that he’s affected by reminiscence loss and may’t recall occasions across the time of the theft.
However, this morning the presiding choose at Westminster Magistrates’ Court dominated that he must be extradited.
Mr Flynn was in courtroom for the temporary listening to the place he was knowledgeable of the choice.
He was suggested that he has one week to hunt go away to enchantment the ruling and that, if he would not, he can be faraway from the UK inside ten days of that point expiring.
James Flynn’s barrister stated that his shopper would need time to think about the judgement right now and over the following seven days.
Members of his household had been in courtroom for the listening to in addition to Tony Brady, the daddy of convicted killer Aaron Brady who’s serving a minimal 40-year sentence for the capital homicide of Det Gda Donohoe (41) on January 25, 2013.
Evidence was beforehand given within the extradition proceedings that James Flynn was the “best friend” of Aaron Brady on the time of the theft.
At a listening to earlier this month Mr Flynn’s barrister Graeme Hall argued that the extradition can be unfair on numerous grounds together with the prolonged passage of time between the alleged offending and his arrest.
Mr Hall stated there was additionally medical proof that his shopper’s reminiscence is now “significantly and adversely affected” and that he cannot recall what happened in 2012 and 2013.
James Flynn had additionally claimed in courtroom that he was struggling a panic assault in a failed software to have the case adjourned.
Amanda Bostock, for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), stated that the delay was because of the complexity of the case which included over 6,000 strains of inquiry and three,200 statements gathered throughout a number of totally different international locations.
She stated there may be nothing to recommend Mr Flynn’s PTSD is now worse than on the time of the theft, and that he gave statements to police on three events in 2013 when his account was “fresh in his mind”.
Counsel for Flynn additionally argued that another excuse why the request must be refused is that the particular offences he’s accused of weren’t set out within the extradition warrant.
Mr Hall stated there had been a “broad omnibus description” of the costs however that there was no particular understanding of the case towards James Flynn.
Ms Bostock stated that the case was one in every of joint enterprise and that they didn’t must show precisely what function Mr Flynn allegedly had within the offences.
It was the prosecution’s case, she stated, that Mr Flynn was within the credit score union automotive park and took part within the theft, and was a part of the group that dedicated the burglaries.
Ms Bostock had additionally said that, though he isn’t being charged with homicide, he’s “charged with activity that resulted in a murder.”