Domenico Rancadore
Convicted Mafia lord Domenico Rancadore has been living in London for 20 years Reuters

Mafia boss Domenico Rancadore should be extradited back to Italy after living in London for 20 years, a judge has ruled.

Rancadore, who assumed the name Marc Skinner while living in the UK and was known as "the Professor", was convicted in 1999 of being a member of a criminal organisation.

He was sentenced to seven years in prison in Italy but had already moved to Uxbridge, west London, in 1994 with his wife and two children.

The 65-year-old has been fighting extradition since his arrest in August 2013 on the grounds that conditions of Italian prisons would breach his human rights.

But Judge Howard Riddle ruled that Rancadore's Article 3 rights under the European Convention on Human Rights regarding "inhuman and degrading treatment", would not be breached by extradition to Italy.

In March 2014, Rancadore was handed a reprieve when the same judge ruled he could not be extradited under European Arrest Warrant rules that meant trials and detentions in Italy must be the same as in the UK.

He was ordered to live at his home and report to Uxbridge police station every day as was electronically tagged and placed under curfew.

Rancadore could be sent back to Italy by the end of the month but could delay proceedings by an appeal against the decision.