UK: Foreign criminal convicted of child cruelty wins ‘family life’ case

A foreign criminal convicted of child cruelty and drink-driving with his four-year-old daughter in the car has overturned a Home Office bid to deport him – because of his “right to family life”.

The extraordinary case hinged on the offender who is in his 30’s relationship with his child, even though she was the victim of his crimes.

The man, who was granted anonymity by immigration judges and can only be identified by the initials “VADSM”, is a former professional footballer, and was born in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa.

The Home Office argued it was “irrational” for VADSM to claim he should be allowed to remain in Britain because of his relationship with the child, known only as “M”.

But judges over-ruled an order by Theresa May, the Home Secretary, to deport the footballer and he is now free to stay in Britain indefinitely…

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