- Record numbers of foreign criminals are living in the UK without being deported
- 6,231 foreign offenders were in Britain in December despite committing crimes
- The Home Office said more than 41,000 people have been removed since 2010
Although they are due for deportation, the offenders are not kept in prison. Many then simply slip off the radar.
Others challenge their deportation orders, often using human rights or asylum laws.
Aliou Bah a 28-year-old refugee from Guinea, West Africa, who has two convictions for sexual assault, was awarded £110,000 last week at Central London County Court.
Sex attacker Aliou Bah was given £110,000 compensation for being locked up for 21 months after his own country refused to take him back.
Making the award, Judge Nicholas Madge said he ‘wholeheartedly’ agreed that many would think his victims should get payouts instead.
Bah came to the UK in 2007 from Guinea to join his refugee father. Four years later, he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl and was jailed for 18 months.
He was also jailed for two years for another sexual assault three years later.
But last year, the High Court ruled Bah, 28, was held unlawfully as there was little prospect of deporting him.
Officials in Guinea had refused to process his case and another obstacle was that Bah had been granted permission to stay in the UK as a refugee.
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