Man wanted for Garda murder Adrian Donohoe is fighting extradition from the UK

A businessman wanted by Gardaí as part of the Adrian Donohoe murder investigation has challenged his deportation from the UK.

Last week a London judge ordered James Flynn extradited to Ireland where he faces January 25, 2013 charges of robbery at Lordship credit union in Dundalk.

Det Gda Donohoe, 41, was escorted with cash the night he was ambushed and shot by a gang of five before they fled with €7,000 in cash.

James Flynn, 31, originally from South Armagh, will not be charged with murder. He also faces an additional charge of conspiracy to commit burglary between 2012 and 2013.

Yesterday, however, he formally filed a permit to appeal the Westminster Magistrates’ Court extradition order.

A spokesman said it could take up to two months to set a hearing date for the matter in the UK Supreme Court.

Mr Flynn’s defense had argued against extradition, citing the passage of time between the alleged offense and his first arrest near Watford last July.

His attorney also said his client suffered from amnesia and could not remember events from around the time of the credit union robbery.

Prosecutors argued that there was only a delay due to the complexity of the investigation, which generated 6,000 lines of inquiry, 3,300 statements and 3,300 reports.

The large investigation also included lines of inquiry in Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, Australia and America.

The UK court was previously told that another man is due to be tried in October and that Irish authorities “hope Mr Flynn can join the co-defendant and be tried together”.

Co-defendant Brendan ‘Benny’ Treanor, 33, of an address in Dundalk, Co. Louth, is also charged with credit union robbery and conspiracy to commit burglary.

He is due to be tried in the Special Criminal Court after the DPP requested that the accused be tried in a non-jury trial.

In certain cases, the state may request a certificate of transfer of a trial to a court without a jury if it believes that the ordinary courts are insufficient to ensure the effective administration of justice.

Brendan Treanor is currently initiating a judicial review process to challenge the decision to try him before three judges instead of a jury.

This case is scheduled to return to court here next month where it will be listed for mention. Man wanted for Garda murder Adrian Donohoe is fighting extradition from the UK

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