Extradited businessman Christopher Tappin due in court today

Christopher Tappin with his wife Elaine outside Heathrow police station last Friday

Christopher Tappin with his wife Elaine outside Heathrow police station last Friday

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A RETIRED businessman extradited to the US over allegations he tried to sell batteries for missiles to Iran is due to attend a bail hearing today.

Christopher Tappin, aged 65, is currently in a jail in the New Mexico desert where he is being kept in solitary confinement, at his own request.

The father-of-two, from Farnborough Park, Orpington, made a five minute court appearance in El Paso, Texas on Tuesday following his extradition last Friday.

It is reported he is being held in his cell for 23 hours a day with the light permanently on.

He has had no contact with his family other than a very brief conversation on the phone with his wife Elaine, 62, on Wednesday when she rang his US lawyer.

Her husband happened to be with him at the time.

Mr Tappin, who denies the charges against him, faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted.

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11:15am Fri 2 Mar 12

Jeepo 11 says...

Yawn, yawn, another day another non story about Tappin.
You should stick Tappin on the pay roll NS, this must be some sort of record with the stories you've run on this man trying to get him some sympathy.
Is the editor trying to get memberership to Tappins golf club or what ?
Yawn, yawn, another day another non story about Tappin. You should stick Tappin on the pay roll NS, this must be some sort of record with the stories you've run on this man trying to get him some sympathy. Is the editor trying to get memberership to Tappins golf club or what ? Jeepo 11
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4:43pm Fri 2 Mar 12

Dr Lester Piggott says...

Look at that full Windsor knot, it tells you all you need to know about the man. Innocent by virtue of his tie knot.

I rest our case me lud.

Jeepo shut it before I give you a vasectomy with a dull butter knife.
Look at that full Windsor knot, it tells you all you need to know about the man. Innocent by virtue of his tie knot. I rest our case me lud. Jeepo shut it before I give you a vasectomy with a dull butter knife. Dr Lester Piggott
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9:09pm Fri 2 Mar 12

Mearcat3 says...

Dr Lester Piggot
I wholeheartedly support your words. I am a golf club member not far from C.Ts tie a Windsor knot. Sympathize and support Christopher Tappen in his innocence. the Y--ks are OTT since 9/11
Dr Lester Piggot I wholeheartedly support your words. I am a golf club member not far from C.Ts tie a Windsor knot. Sympathize and support Christopher Tappen in his innocence. the Y--ks are OTT since 9/11 Mearcat3
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2:43pm Mon 5 Mar 12

goldenbroomboy says...

Mearcat3 wrote:
Dr Lester Piggot I wholeheartedly support your words. I am a golf club member not far from C.Ts tie a Windsor knot. Sympathize and support Christopher Tappen in his innocence. the Y--ks are OTT since 9/11
Texans are not "Yanks", although they are OTT.
[quote][p][bold]Mearcat3[/bold] wrote: Dr Lester Piggot I wholeheartedly support your words. I am a golf club member not far from C.Ts tie a Windsor knot. Sympathize and support Christopher Tappen in his innocence. the Y--ks are OTT since 9/11[/p][/quote]Texans are not "Yanks", although they are OTT. goldenbroomboy
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