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Victory in deportation right to stay

by Annette Mackin
Issue No. 2352

Two people who took part in the 2011 riots have successfully fought against deportation.

One was Ubong-Luke Nkanta from Nigeria. 

The other man, from Zimbabwe, was known as “TS” to protect his identity. 

They took part in the anger that swept the country after the shooting of Mark Duggan by police on 4 August 2011. 

The courts made examples of the two men in the aftermath, and handed them long sentences. 

Ubong-Luke had entered a building during the looting in London. He didn’t take anything, but was jailed for 18 months. 

“TS” was sentenced to 15 months for violent disorder after taking part in rioting in Buckinghamshire. 

They won their cases against deportation because of their family ties in Britain, including Ubong-Luke’s two children. 

Many people convicted after the riots are still in prison. Their sentences totalled 1,800 years.


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Tue 7 May 2013, 18:58 BST
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