Killer doctor deported

A Jordanian doctor who murdered his wife from Hartlepool has been freed from jail and deported just weeks after the Parole Board warned he was still a danger.

Full Report: Killer doctor deported

A man from Hartlepool says that he is disgusted that his sister's killer has been secretly deported - and has accused the British Government of putting its policies on immigration before UK families' interests.

Laura May was killed by her husband Assan Shatanawi almost twenty years ago.

However, police never found her body - and now Shatanawi has been deported to his home country of Jordan without Laura's family knowing.

It means they will never have the chance to ask him what he did with her remains - and they have now no way of tracing him.

You can watch the full report from Frances Read.

Convicted Jordanian killer deported despite parole warnings

A Jordanian doctor, who murdered his wife from Hartlepool, has been freed from jail and deported despite warnings from the Parole Board that he was still a danger.

Trainee travel agent Laura May Al-Shatanawi was murdered by Hassan Shatanawi and her family still do not know what he did with her body.

We believed from what the Parole Board said that he would remain in prison because he was still a dangerous man."

– Don Vaughan, Laura May's brother

Mr Vaughan said Shatanawi should not have been released before he revealed what he did with the 36-year-old's body.

Shatanawi was believed to have dismembered her in the shed at his allotment in Seaton Carew.

He was jailed for life with a minimum term of 16 years in 1994 at Newcastle Crown Court.

He has since made three unsuccessful applications for parole.

Shatanawi, who owned properties in Hartlepool, had paid a workman to dismantle the shed and burn it, but the man sold it to a friend when he saw it was almost new.

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Anger over deportation of killer doctor

A Jordanian doctor who murdered his wife from Hartlepool has been freed from jail and deported just weeks after the Parole Board warned he was still a danger, the devastated family of his victim have revealed.

Hassan Shatanawi has never revealed how he killed Laura May Al-Shatanawi 20 years ago, and her family still do not know what he did with her body.

They fear that the 67-year-old could be anywhere as he is no longer monitored by the UK authorities and may even sneak back into the country.

The family only found about about the killer's release after it happened, and are furious with Home Secretary Theresa May.

She used powers meaning that foreign prisoners who have served the minimum part of their sentence may be deported immediately if they have no right to remain in the country.