Hacker Gary McKinnon will not face UK charges

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon, whose extradition to the US was blocked, will not face charges in the UK, bringing to an end a 10-year legal battle.Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer QC said the chances of a successful conviction were “not high”.Janis Sharp, Mr McKinnon’s mother, said the news was “amazing” and she was grateful the case was “all over now”.Mr McKinnon, 46, admits accessing US government computers but says he was looking for evidence of UFOs.
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No further legal action will be taken in Britain against the computer hacker Gary McKinnon, the police and Crown Prosecution Service have announced.The decision comes three months after the government moved to block his extradition to the United States (video) on human rights grounds.

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