Zimbabwean criminal released after judge ruled him not available for deportation
Feb 02, 2016 06:41 AM EST
High Court judge Justice Graham ruled the order to release a Zimbabwean national with a history of crimes in Britain after spending more than two years in immigration. The Zimbabwean criminal is in detention awaiting for deportation with no success.
Though Andre Babbage has a criminal profile after the things he's done in Britain, he's now being released by High Court judge after Home Office wasn't able to deport him. According to Telegraph, Babbage is being freed as Judge Justice Graham said that he should be inside immigration detention. This was because of the Home Office's inability to remove the criminal to his homeland. Graham said that Babbage is an individual with no right to remain in UK since doing criminal injustice to the country but his home country only accepts nationals who have passport or consent to return.
Judge Justice Graham added that due to the refusal of Zimbabwean to accept him back without a current passport would serve as there's no measure can be done to deport Babbage as written in The Guardian. Graham said that Home Office secretary, Theresa May, could no longer detain the Zimbabwean in Britain as there would be no realistic prospect to send him back. The decision regarding Babbage's case was made in December but the ruling was only made on Monday.
To give light on the freed Zimbabwean national, BT detailed his crime history. Andre Babbage was born in 1986 and migrated to UK with his mother in 2003. Since then, he was committing crimes in Britain, first was in 2008 where he was convicted of supplying cocaine, then a three-year period of assault, theft, harassment and drunk driving. Only in 2011, when he was arrested for robbery and after a hearing, he served a sentence of 30 months and was awaiting deportation since 2013.
Zimbabwean national, Andre Babbage, has been set free after a judge ruled that Babbage shouldn't be kept in the immigration detention. The order was given after the Home Secretary, Theresa May, cannot justify the reality of deportation for Babbage after he consented not to return to his home country. The order came more than 2 years after he was detained in 2013 after serving a 30-month prison time due to the crime he's committed in the Britain.