Judgment next week on extradition of Weybread double murder suspect

The search for Syliva Stuart who is missing from her Weybread home.

The search for Syliva Stuart who is missing from her Weybread home. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

A judgment on the extradition case against suspected Suffolk double murder suspect Ali Qazimaj is due to be made on Monday.

Peter Stuart (left) whose body is believed to have been found close to his Weybread home, and his wi

Peter Stuart (left) whose body is believed to have been found close to his Weybread home, and his wife Sylvia (right) who is missing. - Credit: Archant

The 42-year-old is currently being held in a Luxembourg jail after he was detained on a European Arrest Warrant nearly two weeks ago.

The forklift truck driver is the main suspect in the murders of Peter Stuart, 75, of Mill Lane, Weybread, near Diss, and his wife Sylvia, whose body has yet to be found. Police say they believe she has been murdered. Qazimaj made an unsuccessful application for bail on Monday.

A lawyer from the Luxembourg prosecutor's office also laid a petition in front of the Chamber of Council outlining the case for Qazimaj's extradition.

A judgment is expected on July 4.


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The Stuarts were reported missing on June 3. Later that day Mr Stuart's body was found 50ft from his home. He had been stabbed multiple times.

Mr and Mrs Stuart were last seen alive at Goodies Farm Shop in Pulham Market, Norfolk, on May 29.

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On June 17 Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Parkes revealed Qazimaj had been found at a hostel in Luxembourg City the previous night.

A worker had recognised him from his image on the internet.

Qazimaj went before a 'juge d'instruction' on June 17.

At that hearing Qazimaj, who is said to have come to Britain following the conflict in Kosovo at the end of the 1990s, indicated he was likely to appeal any attempt to extradite him.

Qazimaj, who has a British passport, had left his car in Dover on June 4.

He then travelled as a foot passenger on a ferry to Calais at around 7pm the same day.

A 61-year-old Leicester man, thought to be the Stuart's son-in-law Steve Paxman, was arrested in connection with the murder on June 5. He was released on bail until August 3.

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