Weybread murder suspect Ali Qazimaj has appealed his extradition

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

A man suspected of killing a Suffolk couple has appealed the decision to extradite him to the UK.

On Monday a Luxembourg judge had granted the extradition back to the UK of Ali Qazimaj, 42, who is wanted over the killing of Peter and Sylvia Stuart from Weybread near Diss. At at the District Court in Luxembourg he appealed the decision as part of the legal process.

The forklift truck driver and his lawyer now have 20 days to put a case forward against extradition to the UK.

A spokesman for the Justice Department in Luxembourg said: 'Mr Qazimaj has appealed the decision of the District Court sitting in chambers this morning.

'The Court of Appeal sitting in chambers has now to make a decision within 20 days.

'In case the Court upholds the first decision Mr Qazimaj will be surrendered within 10 days.'

Mr Qazimaj is the main suspect in the murder of Mr Stuart, 75, whose body was found in woodland around 50ft from his home in north Suffolk on June 3.

He had been stabbed multiple times.

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His 69-year-old wife Sylvia has yet to be found. Police say they believe she too was murdered.

Mr Qazimaj, who left England on a ferry to France, was found at a hostel in Luxembourg City on June 16.

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

A spokesman for Suffolk police said they are continuing to work to locate Mrs Stuart and are renewing appeals for anyone with information about her whereabouts to contact the incident room on 01473 782000.

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