Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd might not return to face justice in Britain for weeks due to delays with paperwork.
The fugitive is awaiting extradition in a Georgian jail after agreeing to return to fight his conviction for the manslaughter of Charlotte Brown.
It was hoped the 31-year-old, who handed himself in to police in January after ten months on the run, would be back on British soil within days of the court ruling last Tuesday.
Jack Shepherd (pictured during his court appearance in Tbilisi on Tuesday) might not return to face justice in Britain for weeks due to delays with paperwork
The fugitive is awaiting extradition in a Georgian jail after agreeing to return to fight his conviction for manslaughter
But now sources close to the case say delays in translating documents mean it could be as long as two weeks before Shepherd, originally from Exeter, is back, having fled before his trial in March 2018.
‘He is yet to be served the formal written judgement from the ruling as they need to be translated from Georgian into English,’ a source told the Mail.
‘Once he is served this he will have seven working days to appeal and only once that has passed the Ministry of Justice [MoJ] will have an extra five days to sign off his extradition.’
Shepherd’s legal team have said they will not fight the extradition as he wishes to contest his conviction at the Court of Appeal in the UK.
He is yet to serve a day of his six-year prison sentence for killing his date during a drunken ride on the Thames in central London in 2015.
But it is understood his time in a Georgian jail – over two months at present – could count towards his sentence if he asks the MoJ.
Charlotte Brown, 24, died after a speedboat crash on the Thames during a date with Shepherd