The speedboat killer Jack Shepherd will face quick extradition back to the UK once he is found, Sajid Javid has promised the family of his 24-year-old victim.
The Home Secretary yesterday met with the family of Charlotte Brown, who died on Shepherd’s speed boat in December 2015 after it crashed and capsized whilst travelling down the River Thames at twice the legal limit.
Shepherd, 31, has been on the run since he vanished before his trial last summer, during which he was sentenced in his absence to six years in prison for manslaughter by gross negligence.
Mr Javid’s involvement in the case was yesterday praised by Miss Brown’s family, with her father Graham Brown saying he felt reassured that the investigation was now being given the “shove and the focus” it needed from the Home Office.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Mr Brown said: “The most heartening thing was that Sajid Javid gave us his assurance that he would personally oversee this now and get involved to the point that should Jack Shepherd be apprehended, he will make the call to his counterpart in that country to speed up extradition.