May 'personally intervened' in Fijian ex-soldier case

Home Secretary Theresa May is said to have personally reviewed the case of Filimone Lacanivalu, a Fijian ex-soldier threatened with deportation, and decided last night that he could remain in the country.

Home Secretary Theresa May is said to have personally intervened in the case of Filimone Lacanivalu .
Home Secretary Theresa May is said to have personally intervened in the case of Filimone Lacanivalu . Credit: PA

The 34-year-old, who was part of the British Army for nine years, served with the 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Northern Ireland.

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Fijian ex-soldier wins bid to stay

A former soldier from Fiji has won his battle to stay in the UK after issuing a personal appeal to David Cameron. Filimone Lacanivalu - who served with the Army for nine years - was facing deportation after he failed to fill in the necessary forms.