Capita has 'no record' of sending text to campaigner

Private contractor Capita said it has no record of sending an anti-racism campaigner a text urging him to contact them about his immigration status.

Suresh Grover, founder of The Monitoring Group, told The Independent he was "absolutely shocked and quite horrified" to receive the text message warning him he "may not have leave to remain in the UK."

A spokesperson for Capita, who sent the messages at the request of the Home Office, said of the 58,800 people they contacted by text or email between December 2012 and June 2013, just 14 complaints were received claiming they had been sent in error.

"Most complaints occurred in the earlier part of this period where Capita was, as part of the contract, updating sometimes out-of-date Home Office records," the spokesperson added.

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Complaints over 'go home' texts

More than 100 people have complained to the Home Office after they were wrongly sent text messages accusing them of being illegal immigrants and telling them "to leave the UK", according to reports