Man facing life in prison to be extradited from Ireland to UK over firearms and drugs offences
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Man facing life in prison to be extradited from Ireland to UK over firearms and drugs offences

A BRITISH man is set to be extradited from Ireland to the UK to face a litany of firearms and drugs charges.

Adam James Wood, 32, was arrested by Gardaí in 2017 on foot of a European Arrest Warrant issued by authorities in Britain over 12 offences dating to 2014.

He faces life in prison if convicted of the charges – which relate to the possession of Class A drugs, guns and ammunition dating to 2014.

Wood, originally from Aigburth in Liverpool, had opposed his extradition at the High Court in Dublin and remained in custody throughout the proceedings.

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However, in a ruling today the court ordered that Wood be surrendered to UK authorities within 25 days.

The Merseyside native will continue to be detained at a prison in the Irish capital until he is extradited.

Wood – who is alleged to have criminal connections on both sides of the Irish Sea – is expected to appeal his imminent extradition later this week.