Durham Mum deported after 30 years in the UK is granted a UK Visa

Irene was placed in an immigration detention centre before being deported to Singapore in February this year. Credit: Family photo

A mother-of-two who was deported despite living in Britain for 30 years has been granted a reprieve by the Home Office after reversing their decision.

Irene Clennell, 53 , lived in County Durham and was the main carer for her British husband John.

She was placed in an immigration detention centre before being deported to Singapore in February this year.

Mrs Clennell, who has been married to John Clenell since 1988, has two sons and a granddaughter in the North East.She had just £12 in her pocket and no change of clothes when she was removed from the country.

At the time she accused the Home Office of treating her "like a terrorist" and said despite promising to send someone to meet her in Singapore, they never did.

But in a statement, the Government said she has now been granted a visa.

Irene Clennell, 53 , lived in County Durham and was the main carer for her British husband John. Credit: Family photo

Speaking to ITV Tyne Tees in February this year Mrs Clenell spoke of the 'degrading' way she was treated.