The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Petronel Pal (36) against an order for his surrender to the Romanian authorities made by the High Court in April 2020.

He is wanted for prosecution in Romania for aggravated murder allegedly committed at Academy Square, Navan, in April 2014, and also for the creation of an organised crime group.

Virgil Busa (37), also from Romania, was assaulted at his apartment at Academy Square and died from his injuries three days later on April 13th, 2014.

The Court of Appeal placed a 14-day stay on an order approving Mr Pal’s extradition to take effect to allow for a possible appeal to the Supreme Court.