An Iranian man who threatened to behead members of the public was set free by authorities because they could not complete the paper work required to deport him.
Officials lost track of Noureden Mallaky-Soodmand, 41, who should have been sent back to Iran following arrests for carrying knives on the streets of London.
But because Iranian embassy officials could not issue travel documents, he was never deported and was simply re-housed 250 miles away in Stockton-on-Tees, a court has heard.
Julian Gaskin, mitigating, said Mallaky-Soodmand had been in custody and was moved to a deportation detention centre, but because the Iranian embassy was closed, he could not be deported so was simply rehoused in Stockton.
Errr, aren’t you supposed to be mitigating his behaviour, not explaining how the State screwed up?
Christ - I live in Stockton-on-Tees!
I'm so very, very sorry... ;)
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