Suspected pedophile to be handed over to British police on Tuesday

The Czech police will hand over suspected pedophile Patrick Burnell to their British counterparts on Tuesday, it was announced on Thursday. The handover will take place at Prague’s Ruzyně airport, a police spokesperson said. Earlier this week, a Czech court decided that Mr Burnell should be extradited for criminal prosecution in Britain, where he is charged with sexually abusing 16 children. Mr Burnell is believed to have contacted his victims, mainly girls aged 12 and 13, via the internet, promising them a car ride during which he allegedly committed the crimes. He was arrested two weeks ago in cooperation with Interpol on the basis of a European arrest warrant.

Author: Rosie Johnston