Officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s International Policing Unit, working in partnership with German police officers, extradited a man aged in his 30s to Germany today, Wednesday, 26th July.

The man had been sought for extradition to serve an eight-year prison sentence in Germany for serious sexual offences against children. 

Officers from the PSNI’s International Policing Unit located the fugitive in the south Belfast area on 10th November 2022, where he was arrested on an international warrant. 

That same day, he appeared before Belfast Extradition Court and was taken to a local prison. Today, he has been returned to Germany where he will begin his sentence.

Sergeant Davey from the International Policing Unit said: “This demonstrates our continued determination and commitment to work with International Law Enforcement partners to track down wanted persons and bring offenders to justice.

"Our message is clear, Northern Ireland is not a safe haven for any wanted persons trying to avoid arrest and the consequences of their crimes.

"We will relentlessly pursue those that are trying to delay or deny justice to victims and ensure that they are returned to be held to account.”