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Hannah Rees

David Ungi update, 'Sickening' paedophile and Jacob's Factory strike

Good afternoon, these are the latest lunchtime ECHO headlines.

Murder suspect David Ungi 'days away' from extradition to UK from Spain

A former fugitive wanted over a shotgun murder has lost his fight against extradition to the UK from Spain.

David Ungi, 30, is now "days away" from being put on a plane back to Britain years after being placed on the National Crime Agency’s most wanted list over the death of 18-year-old Vinny Waddington in Banks Lane, Garston, on July 14, 2015. After seven years on the run, he was arrested in May as he strolled into a gym near the small town of Coin in secluded hills a short drive inland from Spain’s Costa del Sol.

Appeal judges in Madrid have now said his extradition should go ahead after he challenged an earlier ruling approving his forced return.

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A court official in Madrid confirmed: "The extradition hasn't happened yet but it has now been fully approved and is scheduled to take place in the next few days."

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Paedophile put victim through trial to say he enjoyed abusing her

A "sickening" paedophile put his victim through a trial before stating how much he enjoyed abusing her.

Anthony Leonard, from Tranmere, began abusing the girl in 1986 for a number of years when she was a small child. In 2019 the victim came forward to tell the police what had happened to her.

The 77-year-old was arrested and charged with a total of 25 counts of indecent assault and pleaded guilty to nine of the offences, but denied the rest. On 13 September, a jury at Liverpool Crown Court found him guilty on all counts and he was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment.

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Jacob's factory workers set to strike over pay dispute

Jacob's factory workers are set to walk out next week following a dispute over pay.

Hundreds of members of staff at the Jacob's factory in Aintree are set to walk out on Monday, September 26 in what will be the first in a series of 12-hour stoppages at the site. As the cost of living crisis continues to grip households across the UK, employees are fighting for a "fairer pay deal".

The Jacob's factory on Long Lane in Aintree produces millions of cream crackers each year - with more than half a billion individual Jacob’s crackers sold each year. Employing hundreds of staff, the site has been operating in Aintree for over 100 years and it was the first ever Jacob’s factory to be built in England.

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