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UK officially request speedboat killer Jack Shepherd is extradited from Georgia

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UK authorities have sent an official request to extradite speedboat killer Jack Shepherd from Georgia.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) confirmed it had prepared a request which has been sent to Georgian authorities by the Home Office.

It is unclear when the request was formally submitted as the Home Office did not immediately respond to inquiries.

Briton Jack Shepherd stands in a court room in Tbilisi, Georgia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. A court in the ex-Soviet republic of Georgia has ruled to keep Shepherd a fugitive British man for three months behind bars pending possible extradition. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
Jack Shepherd could be extradited to the UK (Picture: AP)

Shepherd, 31, is currently in prison in Tbilisi, the Georgian capital.

His lawyer, Tariel Kakabadze, posted on Facebook saying a court hearing on the extradition was expected to start next week.

Shepherd went on the run and was convicted in his absence last year of killing Charlotte Brown, 24, on a Champagne-laden first date when the speedboat they were in overturned in the Thames.

FILE PICTURE - Charlotte Sophie Brown, 24, who preferred to be known as Charli died in the River Thames. The step-mum of convicted speedboat killer Jack Shepherd has today (Fri) blamed his VICTIM for her death. See SWNS story SWPLspeedboat. Hannelore Shepherd, 76, said she is 'not happy' that her step-son Jack is being held responsible for the accident which killed Charlotte Brown, 24. Speaking from her home in Torquay, Devon, Hannelore, married to Richard, 71, said Jack should not be blamed - as his victim was the one driving the speedboat.
Charlotte Sophie Brown, 24, died after the speedboat they were in overturned (Picture: SWNS)

Ms Brown, from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, died after plunging into the icy water in December 2015.



The web designer, who was convicted of manslaughter at the Old Bailey, handed himself in to Georgian authorities last month.

Shepherd, originally from Exeter, was sentenced to six years in jail but remained at liberty.



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