Gary McKinnon pictured in 2009
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Hacker Gary McKinnon will not face UK charges

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon, whose extradition to the US was blocked, will not face charges in the UK, bringing to an end a 10-year legal battle.

Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer QC said the chances of a successful conviction were "not high".

Janis Sharp, Mr McKinnon's mother, said the news was "amazing" and she was grateful the case was "all over now".

Matt Prodger reports.

  • 14 Dec 2012
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