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MORE than 5,000 foreign criminals who should have been flung out of Britain are still here — with most claiming deportation would breach their human rights.
Figures show that 3,775 offenders who should have been sent back home were released from custody to live in communities.
More than 1,600 remained locked up after completing their sentence and 12 are missing after being released from court or referred incorrectly.
Home Secretary Theresa May, who wants to change the rules preventing deportation, said the problem lies with how British courts interpret Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Continue reading