Saturday, 6 April 2013
Polish wife who killed husband by stamping repeatedly on his head, can't be deported under EU rules
A Polish woman who killed her husband by repeatedly stamping on his head cannot be deported from Britain because of EU rules, it emerged today.A judge rejected the Home Office's claim that Theresa Rafacz posed a danger to the public despite her admitting the 'gratuitous' attack.Mr Justice Blake, the UK's most senior immigration judge, ruled that she could stay because her crime did not cross a 'seriousness threshold' under European law.
EU citizens can only be ordered out of the country if they have committed crimes in 'exceptional circumstances.' Rafacz pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was jailed for two years after Belfast Crown Court was told how she 'lost control' when she came home from work to find her husband Piotr drunk while he was meant to be looking after their three-year-old son.
Tory MP Dominic Raab, who is campaigning to change the law on foreign criminals, told the Daily Telegraph: 'It beggars belief EU law bars the UK from deporting people convicted of homicide offences, unless the government can somehow prove they are still dangerous.