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Lithuanian extradited from Northern Ireland over 2005 murder

A Lithuanian man wanted in connection with a horrific murder in his homeland has been extradited from Northern Ireland where he had been holed up.

Giedrius Dubosas was subject of a European Arrest Warrant for the murder of a businessman nine years ago.

The man who died in 2005 is understood to have been tortured in an attack involving an electrical cable.

A huge Europe-wide manhunt was launched for Dubosas following the murder including an appeal on Crimewatch last February.

The suspect was arrested by police in Loughgall last May.

He is thought to have been involved at one stage with a criminal gang operating in Monaghan.

Gardai said he was closely associated with members of a Lithuanian gang who had been active in the Ballybay area in the past.

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A PSNI spokesman said: "A 37-year-old Lithuanian man who was arrested in Loughgall on May 1, 2013 in relation to a European Arrest Warrant for murder in Lithuania in 2005 was extradited by the PSNI extradition unit to his home country on January 30."

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