SIGNIFICANT SHORTS : Illegal immigrant arrested
Friday 21 June 1996
Police and immigration officers detained Mr Tong at the church and took him to a police station to be interviewed. He is likely to be flown back to Hong Kong today. A Home Office spokesman said: "Mr Tong has been here 17 years in violation of the immigration rules and now he has been detained he will be deported." The law of sanctuary had not been valid in this country for 300 years, he added.
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