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Ex-soldier David McIntyre denied European appeal

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Image caption David McIntyre denies the charges of fraud he faces in the US

A former British soldier wanted on fraud charges in the US has been denied leave to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

David McIntyre, 43, from Hyde, Greater Manchester is accused of overcharging for security services in Baghdad, Iraq.

The High Court rejected his appeal earlier this month. Mr McIntyre denies the charges and says he is suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.

He had said the ECHR was his "only route" to avoid extradition.

He added that he faces extradition unless the Home Secretary intervenes.

Mr McIntyre served with the Queen's Lancashire Regiment in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Judges Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas and Mr Justice Cranston ruled earlier that there was no legal "impediment" to his removal to the US.

The eight counts of fraud relate to claims he overcharged a US peace group $100,000 (£65,000) for a security contract when he was running his own firm, Quantum Risk, between December 2008 and 2009.

A Home Office spokesman said that as the ECHR "has refused to prevent the extradition of David McIntyre, he must now be extradited in accordance with the deadline set out in the Extradition Act 2003".

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