Lythgoe v Malaga Provisional Criminal Court, Spain

Extradition – Extradition order. The appellant appealed against orders for his extradition to Spain to face trial for dealing in a very small quantity of heroin and cocaine in 2004. He relied on his aged and unwell parents, and the time since the alleged offences. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the appeal, held that there were strong reasons why compassion should be shown to the appellant and that it would be no surprise if the Spanish court took the view that it could act with considerable leniency. However, the judge had been correct in the view he had taken.

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