UK Begins Deporting Criminal Migrants Back to Their Home Countries
Home Secretary uses EU law loophole to deport violent thugs from British prisons
The UK Government has started deporting violent criminal migrants back to their home countries, according to reports.
Two rapists and a thug convicted of torturing a man have been deported back to Lithuanian on a private plane after finishing their prison sentences.
British Home Secretary Priti Patel took advantage of a loophole in European Union free movement laws to prevent them from walking free on UK streets.
The move allowed the Home Office to send the packing by removing them from the country on grounds of public safety.
The three men, who were each jailed for separate offenses, include Nerijus Radavicius.
Radavicius was jailed for filming himself raping a 32-year-old woman in a farmhouse in Aberdeenshire.
A trial at the High Court in Aberdeen in 2016 heard Radavicius, along with two other men, had lured a woman back to a farmhouse in Fraserburgh after meeting her in a nightclub, according to The Daily Mail.
All three men were convicted of raping the 32-year-old woman and filming the vile attack.
One of the accomplices launching his assault as his victim fell asleep.
Redavicius denied rape at the time, claiming he thought it was consensual.
He was jailed for four years and six months.
Det Insp John Swanney, of Police Scotland, described the attack as "extremely traumatic for the victim."
Speaking after the sentencing in May 2016 DI Swanney told the BBC: "I hope that she can move on with her life as best as she can in the knowledge that these men have been brought to justice for the crimes they committed and received significant custodial sentences."
Joining him on the chartered flight to Lithuania was 36-year-old Tomas Paplauskas.
Paplauskas has served six years of a 13-year prison term for raping a 19-year-old girl after she left a nightclub in Telford, Shropshire.
The attack was described as "prolonged, premeditated and merciless," by the BBC.
Paplauskas, who was jailed in 2014, took the victim's mobile phone and two items of jewelry.
According to the Shropshire Star, the Lithuanian stole them as "trophies."
A witness said he saw Paplauskas, along with an accomplice, clapping each other on the back as they left the scene.
The third man, Vidas Aleksandravicius, 52, was jailed for 10 years in 2017 for his role in imprisoning and torturing a man who went to a house to buy drugs in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.
According to the Gainsborough Standard, the victim was repeatedly kicked and punched, before he was then handcuffed and subjected to waterboarding at a drug dealer's home in 2015.
The victim told a trial: "My shoes and socks were taken off.
"They were tipping water over my face. I couldn't breathe. I was panicking.
"My head went into the bucket. All of it. There was water in the bucket.
"My head was submerged for thirty or forty seconds.
"My head was put in the bucket perhaps ten times.
"It finished because they got a cane and were whacking the bottom of my feet.
"I was screaming."
In order to deport them, the Home Secretary was forced to charter a plane to ensure there was a realistic prospect of moving them out of the country.
EU law provides some protection against deportation, however, European Economic Area rules state people can be deported on grounds of public security.
Since 2010 the British government has deported over 53,000 criminals.
The Sun reports that six a day are being released from prisons straight on to the street, according to official figures.
Tory MP Philip Davies told The Sun: "The public is sick to the back teeth of the pussy-footing around with foreign criminals who come here and end up in jail.
"I have high hopes that Priti Patel will get a grip of the system soon."