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Cameron intervened to seek extradition of Indian ‘killer’

world Updated: May 26, 2016 06:39 IST

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron intervened to seek the extradition of an Indian wanted in the UK on rape and murder charges, it emerged on Wednesday.

Cameron reportedly told Opposition Labour party MP Stella Creasy that he would speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in reference to the case of Aman Vyas, who is now living in New Delhi. In a letter to Creasy, Cameron said his government will “do everything possible to secure the swift return of Mr Vyas, so that he may stand trial for the crimes he is accused of,” the ‘Evening Standard’ reported. Scotland Yard believes Vyas may be involved in a string of late night attacks in north-east London over five years ago.

The UK’s Crown Prosecution Service has authorised charges over the alleged murder and rape of 35-year-old Michelle Samaraweera, who was strangled in 2009 when she went out to buy milk in Walthamstow, north-east London.

First Published: May 26, 2016 06:39 IST