LEFTY lawyers kept 23 dangerous criminals including rapists and killers in the UK yesterday.
They filed last-minute legal challenges to block the foreign offenders boarding a deportation flight.
It landed in Jamaica yesterday with 13 criminals on board, including three killers, a paedophile and four drug dealers.
The 23 who were dragged off had been jailed for a total of 156 years, including one life term. They include multiple rapists, a murderer, two convicted of attempted murder, as well as class A drug dealers.
Among the campaign groups that helped keep them here was Detention Action. One of their lawyers, Bella Sankey, stood to be a Labour MP last year and was endorsed by leader Sir Keir Starmer.
A government source blasted: “Statistically, it’s highly likely many taken off the plane will commit further crimes within the next 12 months.
“If and when that happens, there will be blood on the hands of the people Keir Starmer describes as having principles and integrity.”
Immigration minister Chris Philp said the lawyers had months to submit claims. He added: “Those we are attempting to remove have committed crimes which have a devastating impact on victims and their families.”
The PM’s spokesman said the late legal tactics were “disappointing”, adding: “We are committed to removing foreign national criminals.”
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