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Double murderer to be extradited to the UK

Ioan Thomas, formerly known as Ian Kentzer, pleaded guilty to two murders in 1991 but violated his release conditions.

A BRITISH MAN who pleaded guilty to murdering two family members in England 20 years ago is to be extradited to the UK after consenting to his extradition at the High Court today.

RTÉ News reports that Ioan Thomas – previously known as Ian Kentzer – had served 16 years in prison for murdering his grandmother and great aunt by setting fire to their house in 1991.

He had been released in 2005 on condition he remain in the UK, but moved to Ireland in 2008 after relationships with his family and his probation officer broke down. He was arrested in Co Wicklow two weeks ago and today consented to his extradition back to the UK.

Read more on the court action at RTÉ News >

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