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Man wanted on child porn charges tells court his life is in danger in UK

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Julian Myerscough
Julian Myerscough

A man wanted in Britain for possessing images of child pornography told the High Court today he should not be sent back to England because his life will be in danger.

Julian Myerscough (54), of Suffolk in England, also claims he did not get a fair trial and that his rights under the European Convention were breached by the British courts.

Legal representative for Mr Myerscough Kieran Kelly, told Justice Aileen Donnelly that his client was denied the right to cross examine a key witness in his trial.

Mr Kelly said this was a breach of Article 6 of the Convention which guarantees a right to a fair trial.

He also said that Mr Myerscough was regularly threatened and spat at in the street after his home address was given to the press.

He said that the English police are unable to protect him.

The hearing before Justice Donnelly continues this afternoon.