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Jamaican man in UK avoids deportation, to continue fight for stay

Published:Friday | April 28, 2017 | 2:06 PM

A Jamaican man who was scheduled to be deported from the UK today has been given a last-minute chance to fight his deportation.

Byron Crisp is in danger of being sent back to Jamaica after living in Birmingham in the United Kingdom for the last 24 years.

It’s understood that it was the 57-year-old’s bid to marry long-term partner Susan Sirrell in 2009 that put him on the Home Office’s radar for deportation.

The Home Office stepped in as Crisp attempted to gain the documentation needed for the ceremony.

He was taken to the Morton Hall Immigration Centre, in Lincolnshire, in April, and is still being held there.

Birmingham community activist Desmond Jaddoo has been lobbying on behalf of Crisp and says a successful application was made and Crisp was not placed on the flight.

 

Birmingham community activist Desmond Jaddoo

He says attempts will now be made to secure bail for Crisp.