An Albanian gangster convicted of three murders is still in the UK almost a year after his arrest and is now likely to claim asylum.
Ndricim Sadushi, 42, has been on the run for 15 years and is receiving legal aid in his fight against extradition back to Albania that is costing the UK taxpayer tens of thousands of pounds.
His case has been listed before judges 19 times during the lengthy court battle.
Westminster Magistrates' Court heard today there is a 'suggestion' he will appeal for asylum.
Sadushi was convicted in his absence in Albania of three murders and one attempted murder in 1997.
His case is being held up while assessments are carried out on his mental health.
At the hearing, Sadushi was ordered back to Belmarsh Prison, having spent just over a month undergoing assessments at Broadmoor mental hospital.
Anne Marie Kundert, for the Albanian government, said: 'This case has not been able to proceed as Mr Sadushi has been committed to Broadmoor hospital under the mental health act.
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