Leeds soldier faces deportation

An Afghanistan war veteran from Leeds could be thrown out of the country after his bid for British citizenship was turned down, because he got a speeding ticket. The UK Border Agency say Sapper Poloko Hiri has a bad character.

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An Afghanistan war veteran faces being thrown out of the country after his British citizenship was turned down, because of a speeding ticket. Sapper Poloko Hiri, who's living in Leeds, served with the Royal Engineers after enlisting as a Commonwealth serviceman from his native Botswana.

He's been told he must leave by Friday after the UK Border Agency said he was of bad character, because he received an £80 fine for speeding. Yet if he returns to Botswana it's likely he'll be jailed for enlisting in the British Army.

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