by Andrew Gilligan and Ted Jeory

A convicted terrorist with links to alleged Italian mafiosi has been allowed to continue with his luxurious life in London after a judge said extradition would breach his human rights.

Vittorio Spadavecchia, a former fascist paramilitary, was convicted in absentia by a Rome court for terrorism, armed robbery and firearms offences in 1986. He left for Britain before the trial, never served his 14-year sentence and has been a fugitive under Italian law ever since.

The article was made possible thanks to an investigation by IRPI and the full version was published on The Times on April 23, 2017.