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Fugitive Polly Peck tycoon Asil Nadir returns to UK

Fugitive tycoon Asil Nadir has flown back to the UK, after evading trial since 1993.

Mr Nadir, 69, left his home in northern Cyprus to face fraud charges relating to the collapse of his Polly Peck business empire in 1990.

He told the BBC he had fled Britain after battling "with immense injustice and tremendous abuse of power".

He will appear at the Old Bailey on 3 September. A bail surety of £250,000 has been paid.

James Robbins reports.

  • 26 Aug 2010