A minister has been accused of giving false information to MPs grilling him on why the Home Office allegedly violated a court order to deport an Afghan asylum seeker. A High Court judge said the Government had committed “prima facie contempt of court” by forcing Samim Bigzad onto a flight to Kabul after receiving an injunction ordering his immediate return to the UK. But asked why the Home Office breached the order, immigration minister Brandon Lewis denied any violation took place.
A man who armed himself with a 10-inch knife and hunted for Muslims to stab in London has been jailed after claiming he would become a “a martyr for England”. Police said Mickey Sage, 24, “pulled a knife on people asking them if they were Muslim” in Camberwell Green in the early hours of 7 June. He was stopped and searched by officers before carrying out his plan but declared his intentions while being taken into custody, making Islamophobic comments.
Police have admitted failing to catch a handyman who threatened his victim before returning and beating him to death over a £40 payment. Sussex Police described the events surrounding the murder of Alan Creasey as “tragically unfortunate” after his killer was jailed for a minimum of 21 years. Duncan Hearsey visited his 52-year-old victim’s home in Lancing on the evening of 29 May, demanding £40 for gardening work he claimed to have carried out.
Ironically, when I asked the Home Office why Brandon Lewis' claims differed substantially from witness accounts including from its own officials, it said it would 'not be appropriate to comment' while legal proceedings are ongoing.
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Selecting a term
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