Cousins face wait for extradition ruling

TWO cousins who are fighting extradition after they were sentenced to three years in a Cypriot jail could discover their fate next month.

TWO cousins who are fighting extradition after they were sentenced to three years in a Cypriot jail could discover their fate next month.

Luke Atkinson, 23, and Michael Binnington, 22, both of Witham, were found guilty of conspiracy to cause manslaughter in their absence by a court in Cyprus earlier this year.

They appeared today at City of Westminster Magistrates Court, and the case was adjourned until August 7.

The pair were in a car driven by Julian Harrington - Atkinson's uncle - in Cyprus in 2006 when it hit a moped, killing rider Christof Papiris, 17.


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Harrington, also of Witham, was jailed for 15 years after he admitted manslaughter and causing grievous bodily harm.

But Atkinson and Binnington were initially cleared and left the country - only to be found guilty of the charges in another hearing in April this year.

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