Monday, 14 May 2012

Godsiff calls for tougher action after sex grooming trial

In a letter to the Home Secretary, Theresa May, Birmingham Hall Green MP, Roger Godsiff has sought assurances that any of the convicted who were not born in the UK will deported on completing their sentences.

Mr Godsiff said: “I have received a number of representations from members of the Muslim community living in my constituency who are disgusted and appalled by what these men did to vulnerable young girls and a number of them are strongly of the view that these individuals have no right to be part of British society.

He went on to say: “While I understand that those individuals who were born in this country have a legal entitlement to remain here I note that the ring leader is 59yrs old and may not have been born here”.

Mr Godsiff concluded: “ I have sought assurances that those members of the gang who were not born in the UK but who have been allowed to come here, settle, and may have become British citizens will have their entitlement to be here and any citizenship rights removed and that they will be deported at the end of their sentences”.

In other press coverage of the trial proceedings it has been suggested that at least two of the convicted will be deported at the conclusion of their sentences.

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