A Jamaican drug dealer whose deportation was halted by a last-minute appeal was freed from custody by a judge last night.
The criminal, who can be identified only as 'RS', was due to be on board a Home Office charter flight on December 2. But he and 22 other Jamaican criminals who were also due to be kicked out of the UK submitted legal challenges which delayed their removal, to the fury of Home Secretary Priti Patel.
Now lawyers for RS – who was jailed for seven and a half years for dealing Class A drugs – have successfully argued that he should be freed from immigration detention while the Home Office prepares another flight.
Perhaps I should have said when he disappears..?
Judge Corner was told by Home Office lawyers that the next flight to Jamaica could take place in March. But the judge said there was no 'actual evidence' to back this up.
There's no actual evidence that you deserve to be a judge either, is there? Yet here we are...