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CPS statement regarding McKinnon judgment

31/07/2009

In response to today's judgment from the Administrative Court in relation to Gary McKinnon, Alison Saunders Head of the CPS Organised Crime Division said:

"We welcome today's judgment which accords with the CPS interpretation of the legal position regarding Mr McKinnon's extradition and prosecution. The CPS has maintained throughout that the appropriate jurisdiction for prosecuting Mr McKinnon is the United States.  There is insufficient evidence available in the UK to try Mr McKinnon for the totality of his alleged offending.  The Court of Appeal today agreed that this was a "justifiable, if not inevitable, conclusion"."