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Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Jamaican Criminal Deported Wearing Electronic Tag

It seems even when the British authorities get it right, they still get it wrong.

Take the case of Jamaican Donovan Baker, released early from a jail sentence for fraud and possession of cocaine.

As is standard, Baker was fitted with a tamper-proof electronic tag to monitor his movements - despite the fact he was taken straight to an immigration detention centre and actually deported back to Jamaica.

He is now demanding to be returned to Britain to have the tag removed - all at our expense, naturally.

Whilst he is here perhaps he can visit his two children, who we are paying to bring up in Croydon.

From The Sun:

IMMIGRATION officers deported a drugs con to Jamaica with his electronic tag still ON.

Now Donovan Baker, 36, is demanding to be flown BACK here at taxpayer expense to have it removed.

He claims he repeatedly told staff at Colnbrook detention centre, near Heathrow, that the device was still on his ankle - but they forgot to take it off.

Baker, who spent ten months in jail for possession of cocaine and fraud, has tried for a fortnight to rip off the tamper-proof tag.

He said: "There's nothing in Jamaica to take it off. I have to come back. I'm not walking around with this on for the rest of my life."

British High Commission officials in Kingston will see if it can be removed.

Baker was arrested with cocaine in 2001 but fled for six years.

He was caught last year when fraudulently applying for a driving licence.

He got the tag on early release from a 2½-year jail term.

Partner Tencey Coore, 39, his two kids and four step-children remain in Croydon, South London.


Dr.D said...

Let him keep it as a souvenir of his visit to the UK.

Anonymous said...

I'm puzzled. Other criminals seem to have no difficulty in removing their tags, so why is he? Low IQ or something?