British cop faces extradition to Antigua for alleged sex crime

(ANTIGUA OBSERVER) – Antigua and Barbuda achieved a first in legal history for the OECS and a very rare for other Caribbean countries when Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Anthony Armstrong successfully made an extradition request to the English Court for them to extradite a British Officer to face a rape charge in Antigua and Barbuda.

This was done through the United Kingdom Crown Prosecutions Service who presented the extradition request before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court before a Senior District Judge in October of 2017.

The request was granted in July of 2018 after the British Court heard legal arguments for and against the request for the police officer’s extradition to Antigua and Barbuda.

The court’s decision was sent to the British Home Secretary for him to decide whether to issue an order for the return of the fugitive officer. The order was signed by the Home Secretary in August of 2018, paving the way for the British officer return to Antigua and Barbuda.

It should be noted he still has the option to appeal.