Father welcomes Theresa May's deportation warning

A father, whose 12-year-old daughter was knocked down and killed by a failed asylum seeker, has welcomed Theresa May's calls to seek the backing of Parliament for new guidelines on how courts should apply the European Convention on Human Rights on the deportation of foreign criminals.

Paul Houston's daughter Amy died after being hit by Iraqi Kurd Aso Mohammed Ibrahim’s car in Blackburn in November 2003. He fought for Ibrahim to be deported, but in 2011 Ibrahim was allowed to stay under Human Rights laws, because he now has two children in the UK.

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May's deportation warning

Home Secretary Theresa May today issued a warning to judges that their powers to block the deportation of foreign criminals on human rights grounds must be curbed.