Couple related to notorious London crime family fighting extradition to UK

Patrick and Constance Adams are to appear at Amsterdam's main criminal court today

Hardeep Matharu
Friday 02 October 2015 12:09 BST
Constance and Patrick Adams were arrested in Amsterdam in August
Constance and Patrick Adams were arrested in Amsterdam in August (Met Police)

A husband and wife related to a notorious London crime family are fighting extradition to the UK.

Patrick Adams, 59, and Constance Adams, 55, were arrested by Dutch authorities in Amsterdam in August on an European Arrest Warrant issued by Scotland Yard.

Police issued an appeal for the pair in May in connection with an attempted murder which took place in 2013.

The incident happened at 10pm, just days before Christmas, on December 22 when a 51-year-old man was sitting in his BMW in Islington.

He was allegedly approached by a man and a woman and shot in the chest by the man.

The victim was in hospital for more than a month before being discharged.

The Adams’ are due to appear in the main criminal court in Amsterdam today to argue against their extradition.

The couple are related to a Clerkenwell-based crime family known as the Adams Family or A-team and Patrick Adams’ brother Terry Adams was imprisoned in 2007.

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