Extradition hearing for UK man wanted for child sex crimes continues

2016-04-07 06:39
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Cape Town - A man who had been on the run for more than 15 years from child sex charges in the United Kingdom is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Last month, Avon and Somerset police spokesperson Wayne Baker, in England, confirmed to News24 that 52-year-old Lee Nigel Tucker had been arrested in Cape Town on their behalf.

Baker said Tucker was wanted in connection with sex offences committed in the South Wales which allegedly occurred in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

They had been working closely with the National Crime Agency, Interpol, the Crown Prosecution Service and the SA Police Service.

Tucker was convicted in Swindon Crown Court and fled while out on bail after apparently lodging an appeal.

He made a living in South Africa as a helicopter pilot and instructor.

According to his lawyer, he had been in the country on and off since 2000.

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