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Auzins v Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Latvia [2016] EWHC 802 (Admin) 3 March, 14 April 2016

4 May 2016

QBD: Burnett LJ, Cranston J

Crime - Extradition - Abuse of process - Res judicata - Issue estoppel - Requested person discharged in extradition proceedings in Scotland on grounds of ill-health - Second European arrest warrant issued for substantially identical matters - District judge ordering extradition following contested hearing in English court - Whether issue estoppel arising from res judicata applying to extradition proceedings - Whether question of surrender res judicata - Whether requesting authority estopped from seeking surrender - Whether attempt to seek extradition under second warrant abuse of process

The appellant was arrested in Latvia in connection with four offences of theft. He admitted guilt in relation to some of the offences and was released subject to certain conditions. In breach of those conditions he left Latvia and subsequently came to live in England. He was arrested in S...

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