Scott Harrison plans extradition appeal, hits out at UK authorities
Former WBO featherweight champion Scott Harrison has accused the UK authorities of ‘not looking after their own’ after a court ruled that the fighter must return to Spain to faces further assault charges.
Despite serving two and a half years of a four-year sentence between 2008 and 2011, the 37 year-old has been recalled by the legal system on the Costa del Sol to answer more allegations and complete further time behind bars.
Harrison, who reigned as world title holder at 126lbs in two spells between 2002 and 2005, is obviously livid with the decision handed down by a judge on Thursday and has already instructed his lawyers to launch an appeal to the verdict.
“The Sheriff has decided to extradite me to Spain, My lawyers will lodge an appeal to the high court,” said Harrison, before irately adding: “The Spanish look after their own. In this country, it’s the other way about!”
‘The Real McCoy’ also pointed out that the case in question is almost a decade old as it dates back to an alleged attack in 2007 and Harrison is hopeful that the extradition ruling will not be carried out by the UK government.
“How can a person who was convicted in a foreign county with no legal system the same as ours be extradited back to that country?” – Harrison questioned.