Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
3 minute read
6 Sep 2021
10:34 pm

ConCourt reopens extradition inquiry into alleged UK paedophile

Bernadette Wicks

In 2017, the Western Cape High Court shot down an attempt by Tucker to have the outcome of the inquiry set aside.

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A protracted bid to ship alleged paedophile Lee Nigel Tucker back to the United Kingdom, where he’s wanted on more than 40 counts, looks set to drag on even longer after the Constitutional Court on Monday upheld an order to reopen his extradition inquiry. This will give Tucker an opportunity to present evidence in support of his claims that the UK’s laws discriminate against him because he is gay and that he has been vilified in the media. The evidence wouldn’t change the original outcome of the inquiry, which was that Tucker was liable to be surrendered. But it could...