Popular musician facing deportation granted bail

Owen Haisley

A popular musician who has lived in the North West since he was four years old and was facing deportation to Jamaica has been granted bail.

Owen Haisley is a father of three. He came to the UK in the late 1970s and was granted the right to stay here. But he's been held in a detention centre for more than a month.

The 45-year-old had earlier servied a 12-month jail sentence for domestic assault, and had been declared by the Home Office as a 'foreign national offender'.

However the Home Office say Mr Haisley is longer on an immediate removals list, which for the short term will allow him to remain in the UK with his young children and return to his work within the music industry.