Murder suspect can be extradited

A GERMAN man accused of flying to the UK and murdering a Suffolk student can now be extradited back to the UK.

Anthony Bond

A GERMAN man accused of flying to the UK and murdering a Suffolk student can now be extradited back to the UK.

David Heiss, 21, allegedly stabbed Stowmarket student Matthew Pyke to death after falling in love with his girlfriend Joanna Witton.

Heiss met the couple through an internet chat forum call Advanced Wars, which was set up by 20-year-old Mr Pyke.

The pair allegedly argued on the website before Heiss, from a rural village near Frankfurt, flew to the UK and stabbed the student to death in a brutal attack in his Nottingham flat.

German prosecutors said today that a court in Frankfurt agreed on November 5 to extradite Heiss back to the UK.

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It is understood that Miss Witton found Mr Pyke's body with more than 80 stab wounds in their flat above a pub in Nottingham City Centre on September 19.

Mr Pyke moved to the city two years ago and was about to start at Nottingham Trent University.