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Deported man 'unlawfully killed'

A father-of-five being deported from Britain was unlawfully killed on a plane to his native Angola, an inquest jury has found. Jimmy Mubenga was on a British Airways flight to the African country when security guards noticed he was not breathing.

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G4S defends handling of Jimmy Mubenga case

Security agency G4S has defended its handling of a case in which a 46-year-old man being deported from Britain was 'unlawfully killed', an inquest found today.

G4S defends handling of Jimmy Mubenga case. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

A G4S spokeswoman said: "The death of anyone in our care is deeply felt by all of us and the death of Mr Mubenga was a very tragic event.

"The welfare of those in our care is always our top priority and we take great care to ensure that our employees on this contract, which has been carried out by another provider since November 2011, were made aware of their responsibilities in this respect.

"Our employees were also trained, screened and vetted to the standards defined by strict Home Office guidelines.

"We believe that at all times we acted appropriately and in full compliance with the terms of our contract with UKBA and it should be noted that the Crown Prosecution Service found no basis on which to bring criminal charges against G4S in this case".

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