‘There’s no room here for habitual offenders’

Immigration talks at Broad Street Business Centre, Spalding -  John Stanfield, John Hayes MP,Jim Tyner, Matthew Maggs, Maxine Minister
Immigration talks at Broad Street Business Centre, Spalding - John Stanfield, John Hayes MP,Jim Tyner, Matthew Maggs, Maxine Minister
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“We want them out and to be taught a lesson” – this is the strong message that continues to go out to immigrants who persistently commit crime across South Holland.

A meeting with Home Office officials was hosted by MP John Hayes in Spalding on Friday to discuss the current situation.

It was also attended by Spalding’s community policing inspector Jim Tyner.

Mr Hayes said: “I have been holding these meetings with Home Office officials for years and fully support the work they do to rid the area of persistent offenders.

“We want them out and to be taught a lesson.

“The numbers are not massive because crime in this area is low.

“But every person you take out has an effect. It’s highly effective.”

Last month, it was reported that nearly 800 foreign criminals are being kicked out of the country as the Government’s tough new ‘deport first, appeal later’ measures began to have an impact.

Powers introduced in the Government’s flagship Immigration Act are cracking down on the appeals conveyor belt used by criminals to delay their removal from the UK.

More than 300 have already been removed from the country – with nearly 500 more currently going through the system.

Spalding offender Dawid Szumlanski (28) was removed from the UK under an Administrative Removal order.

Szumlanski, who is from Poland, will be unable to re-enter the UK for at least one year.

Insp Tyner said at the time: “Szumlanski blighted Spalding with his persistent street drinking and he was also convicted of shop theft during the Op Washer period in December.”

In June last year, Lucasz Jalocha (26) was also sent back to his native country after being arrested by Spalding police dozens of times for burglary and drug offences in the previous four years, receiving a number of jail terms.