Mother: Yashika 'scared and lonely' inside Yarl's Wood

The mother of Mauritian student Yashika Bageerathi, currently awaiting deportation inside Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre, made a tearful appeal for authorities to release her daughter.

Speaking to UK Editor Lucy Manning Mrs Bageerathi said her daughter was scared and lonely inside the centre, and said it was "no place for her", as she did not deserve to be locked up "like a criminal".

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A-level student deported to Mauritius: I am all alone

An A-level student deported back to Mauritius last night has told ITV News she is alone in the country that her family fled in 2011. Yashika Bageerathi was flown back despite pleading with ministers to let her stay until after her exams.