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Man in court on foot of UK extradition warrant

Published 10/02/2009

A 60-year-old man wanted in the UK on a charge of perverting the course of justice during the trial of a number of men in connection with the London bomb attacks has appeared in the High Court this afternoon.

Anthony John Hill, orginially from Sheffield, was arrested on Carrig Street in Kells this morning on foot of a warrant issued by the authorities in Britain.

It is alleged he sent DVDs entitled "7/7 Ripple Effect" to the jury, the judge and members of the victims' families.

The DVDs claimed the attack was an inside job and that the accused men were innocent.

The men in question are accused of conspiring with the bombers and of helping them to kill over 50 people on July 7th, 2005.

The High Court heard that, when arrested this morning, Hill said: "I sent them, I believe those men to be innocent."

He has been remanded in custody until February 18th.

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