Stowaway's last-ditch hearing

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LAWYERS attempting to stop the Home Secretary deporting a Romanian asylum seeker found in a cargo container with four dead companions last night won the right to a last-minute Court of Appeal hearing today.

The 37-year-old man, who cannot be named, had earlier held immigration officials at bay in an Oxford hospital with a razor and reportedly threatened to cut out his tongue after an earlier application for asylum was rejected.

The man was due to be put on a ferry back to Le Havre at 10.30 last night after Mr Justice Morland refused in a private hearing to grant him leave to apply for a judicial review.

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