Howes starts hunger strike

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A LOTHIANS father-of-six who is facing extradition to the US for allegedly exporting chemicals to make drugs has gone on hunger strike in fight for freedom.

Brian Howes, 47, from Bo’ness, is on remand in Addiewell Prison until his appeal is heard by the Supreme Court.

In August, Howes and his wife, Kerry Anne, won the right to take their case to the court in London in the latest round of their legal battle.

Mr Howes said: “It’s my last and final stand against extradition that comes up next month. This is really my last chance to do something about it.”