Quadruple murder suspect Anxiang Du is due to arrive back in the UK this afternoon.
The suspected killer, who has been wanted for questioning by Northamptonshire Police for the murders of the Dings family in Wootton on April 29, 2011, is due to touch down in Heathrow at around 4pm.
Du remains the only suspect for the brutal murders of Jifeng Ding, his wife Helen, and the pair’s two children, Xing, aged 18, and Alice, aged 12.
Du was expected to land at Heathrow at 3.50pm today.
A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said: “We can confirm that the extradition of Anxiang Du has been approved by the Moroccan Ministry of Justice in conjunction with the Home Office.
“Mr Du was scheduled to arrive in the UK at 3.50pm today , on a flight from Casablanca to Heathrow Airport, in the custody of UK Border Agency officers.
“The Metropolitan Police will then take custody of Mr Du. He is expected to arrive in Northampton tomorrow morning, and will appear at Northampton Magistrate’s Court at 10am.
“There are no further details at this stage.”
Deputy Chief Constable Martin Jelley, said: “On behalf of Northamptonshire Police, I would like to thank all those who have been involved in this successful extradition, including Michael Ellis MP for his considerable support in progressing this with the relevant authorities.”
He was finally arrested in Morocco in July, this year, and has been awaiting extradition back to the UK since.
The news brings to an end a two-year hunt for Du, was finally tracked down sleeping rough on a construction site in the Beni Makada suburb of the Tangier, sheltering on the floor of a draughty room in a partly-built block of flats.
He slept on a makeshift bed made of bricks and wooden planks and used a small gas burner to cook his meals. Officers say he worked there as a night watchman.
Fellow workers took pity on him and gave him food parcels.
His extradition has taken more than six months, with Foreign and Home Office officials working with Moroccan counter-parts to come to a one-off special arrangement to secure his return.