Section 22: Person charged with offence in United Kingdom
67.This section applies if a person who is subject to an extradition request has also been charged with an offence in the United Kingdom.
68.Subsection (1) explains that this section applies if the judge is informed that the person has been charged with an offence in the United Kingdom. In these circumstances the judge must adjourn the extradition hearing until (subsection (2)):
the charge is disposed of (see section 214 below) or withdrawn;
proceedings on the charge are discontinued; or
proceedings on the charge are discontinued with the option that a fresh prosecution on the same charge could be brought in the future.
69.Where the person is given a custodial sentence for the United Kingdom offence, the extradition hearing can be adjourned until the sentence has been served (subsection (3)). If the judge has considered the question of double jeopardy under section 11 before adjourning the hearing, he must consider it again (subsection (4)).