HOME OFFICE WRONGLY CHARGED 69 ALBANIANS WITH ENTERING BRITAIN ILLEGALLY – DESPITE FACT THEY DID NOT REACH UK

On 9 December, The Independent reported that at least 5 men were jailed for a crime they did not commit as a result of the error and will now have their convictions quashed.  They were on board a fishing boat sailing from Ostend in Belgium and intercepted off the coast on 17 November.  All 72 people on board were arrested after 2 Border Force vessels escorted the boat to Harwich harbour.  However, the interception at sea and immediate detention means they had not entered the UK or committed a crime under the Immigration Act, but Immigration Enforcement prosecuted 69 passengers using the law.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/home-office-migrants-boat-crossings-charges-b1768659.html

I had omitted the following link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KoIvM842y

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s