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Police investigation is launched into assault on a failed asylum seeker during removal process

Date of Publication: 
3 October 2011
Summary: 

A failed asylum seeker was allegedly assaulted by escorts in front of her three young children whilst being removed from the UK.

PolPPolice investigation is launched into assault on a failed asylum seeker during removal process

EIN

3 October 2011

The Guardian reports that a police investigation has been launched into an alleged assault on a failed Nigerian asylum seeker by escorts whilst being removed from the UK. The woman said that six out of eight escorts beat her in front of her three young children, aged 4, 6 and 8. The incident occurred just weeks after the government's newly implemented friendly-family removal policy. The incident has raised concerns among human rights campaigners about the treatment of asylum seeker families as part of the new removal process. These were reforms which were supposed to deliver an approach to families that is compassionate and humane as announced by Nick Clegg in December 2010.

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/03/police-investigate-nigerian-mother-deportation