Richard O’Dwyer cleared for extradition to the US

Commision no Ree0032390 Daily Telegraph.''Collect pic of Richard O'Dwyer from Sheffield who faces extradition to the USA on copyright infringement charges. ''Pic taken 2010
Commision no Ree0032390 Daily Telegraph.''Collect pic of Richard O'Dwyer from Sheffield who faces extradition to the USA on copyright infringement charges. ''Pic taken 2010
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The Home Secretary has approved the extradition to the US of a Derbyshire man accused of copyright infringement.

Richard O’Dwyer was told Theresa May had signed the order authorising his extradition two months after a district judge said the allegations justified a trial in the US.

The US authorities say the 23-year-old Sheffield student’s TVShack website hosted links to pirated films and television programmes.

A spokesman said Mrs May had “carefully considered all relevant matters” before signing the order on Tuesday, March 13.

Mr O’Dwyer’s mother Julia, from Chesterfield, said he had been “sold down the river” by the Government.

Westminster Magistrates’ Court ruled in January that Mr O’Dwyer could be extradited.