Northern Ireland

Man extradited from Lithuania to Northern Ireland due in court on burglary and theft charges

The 49-year-old man is to stand trial over offences committed in the Coalisland area in 2019

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A man is due in court after being extradited from Lithuania to Northern Ireland.

Police said the 49-year-old man was extradited on Thursday and will now face trial over burglary and theft charges.

The offences took place in the Coalisland area in 2019, with the suspect failing to attend court over the case in July 2022.

He was eventually arrested in Lithuania on March 14 this year, completing the extradition proceedings on Thursday and is due to appear in Dungannon Magistrates Court today.

Sergeant Davey from the PSNI’s International Policing Unit commented: “This demonstrates our continued and effective working with our international partners to track down wanted persons and bring offenders to justice.

“Our message is clear: Northern Ireland is not somewhere you can hide to avoid arrest or the consequences of your actions. We will relentlessly pursue those that are trying to delay or deny justice to victims of crime.”