An Algerian asylum seeker who committed a string of violent offences culminating in an assault on his own teenage daughter has lost his 15-year human rights battle to stay in the UK.
This week three appeal judges finally ruled that his criminal offending, which included a sexual assault on a woman and an assault on a police officer, was so serious that he must be deported to Algeria.
The man from West London, who can only be identified as OH, committed 13 offences over a 30 year period, his first in 1988 just weeks after illegally entering the UK.
He was thrown out of the UK in 1991 but managed to breach border security and sneak back, marrying a British woman in 2000.
Can’t see asylum there. Illegal immigration, yes, Then legal immigration – or legal status to stay through marriage at least.
By asylum is a specific legal status. Why use that word to describe him?