When the Holland Village branch of Standard Chartered Bank was robbed in 2016, it sent shockwaves around Singapore, which normally enjoys a low rate of crime. The brazen nature of the heist even had the family of Canadian suspect David Roach shocked.
In February, the Singapore government acceded to the UK’s request not to cane Roach if he were found guilty of robbery. On Wednesday, a UK court finally ruled – pending approval from the UK government – that Roach can be extradited, as long as he is not caned.
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