Somali gang rapist whose deportation was blocked by outraged Heathrow passengers last year is finally kicked out of UK Featured

Yaqub Ahmed, 30, was jailed for nine years for the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl with three other men in 2007.

Footage of Ahmed on a flight to Turkey last October showed passengers demanding his release, shouting "they’re separating him from his family" and "take him off the plane".

The Home Office team escorting him were forced to halt the deportation and he was seen thanking passengers for their support as they cheered and clapped.

Ahmed is now being held at either Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre close to Heathrow Airport, or at the Yarl’s Wood centre near Bedford, the Mail on Sunday reports.


A deportation order will be carried out "in the not too distant future" and he will be returned to Somalia, it's claimed.

The Government will reportedly foot the bill for a charter flight to prevent a repetition of last year's mutiny.

After the failed deportation he was fitted with an electronic tag and released on bail after a immigration hearing on March 14.

The victim's mother called for "each and every one" of the passengers who intervened to apologise last night.

Home Office officials are said to be exploring stripping Somali-born Adnan Barud, another of the rapists, of his British citizenship.

Another member of his gang, Ondogo Ahmed, is reported to have fought for Islamic State in Syria where he is thought to have been killed.

The Home Office said: "We are determined to protect the public by removing foreign nationals who commit criminal offences."

Source: THESUN