A Jamaican used the ‘proper to household life’ to dodge deportation earlier than happening to commit homicide, it may be revealed at this time.
Ernesto Elliott, 45, was a prolific offender with 17 crimes on his rap sheet together with possession of an imitation firearm.
However following interventions by celebrities and Labour MPs, his attorneys lodged a last-minute problem in opposition to deportation, citing Article 8 of the European Conference on Human Rights.
He claimed it might breach his rights to be separated from his UK-based household, together with son Nico who went on to be convicted alongside his father of a horrific knife homicide.
Ernesto Elliott’s appalling legal report spanned 18 years from 2003, shortly after he arrived within the UK. Particulars of the dimensions of his law-breaking will elevate questions as to why he was not deported earlier.
Ernesto Elliott, proper, killed Nathaniel Eyewu-In the past in a grotesque knife battle in Greenwich
Ernesto Elliott, now 45 (L), was convicted of homicide and jailed for all times on the Previous Bailey final month with a minimal sentence of 26 years. His son Nico, was jailed for 22 years
Elliott’s arguments below Article 8 had already been rejected by the House Workplace when he lodged an asylum software, his second, within the early 2010s, it’s understood.
The Mail revealed on Monday that six months after he was purported to be despatched again to his native nation in December 2020, he murdered 35-year-old Nathaniel Eyewu-In the past. The problem that blocked Elliott’s elimination is believed by no means to have led to a full authorized ruling due to his homicide arrest.
An open letter campaigning in opposition to the Jamaica flight was signed by supermodel Naomi Campbell, actress Thandiwe Newton and broadcaster and historian Professor David Olusoga.
A separate letter was signed by Labour politicians together with Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott and Baroness Shami Chakrabarti.
In February 2020, within the run-up to a earlier Jamaica deportation flight, one other letter attacking the plans was signed by Opposition chief Sir Keir Starmer and dozens of Labour MPs.
The cross-party letter to then PM Boris Johnson demanded that ‘all additional deportations are cancelled’ over an ‘unacceptable threat of eradicating anybody with a possible Windrush declare’.
Elliott was despatched down for 3 years in 2018 for possession of a knife and an imitation firearm.
He was in breach of a suspended sentence and likewise had convictions for knife and medicines offences.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell (left) and actress Thandiwe Newton (proper) have made no remark since Elliott’s crime was revealed
Soul singer Beverley Knight (left) and historian David Olusoga have additionally mentioned nothing of Elliott’s conviction
Priti Patel, who oversaw the try to take away Elliott when she was in control of the House Workplace, mentioned the case confirmed why it was essential to defy ‘do-gooders’ who attempt to block deportations
Elliott was one among 23 criminals who prevented deportation to Jamaica
Underneath immigration legal guidelines introduced in by Labour in 2007, the House Secretary should make a deportation order in opposition to any international legal jailed for 12 months or extra.
Possession and use of imitation firearms – as in Elliott’s case – is handled virtually as critically as functioning weapons due to the concern they instil.
Elliott and his 23-year-old son had been jailed for all times on the Previous Bailey final month for the homicide in Greenwich, south London.
The crime, which befell in broad daylight in Greenwich, south London, was videoed by shocked neighbours.
Footage reveals Elliott, his son and one other man repeatedly lunging with long-bladed knives and a hammer at Mr Eyewu-In the past, who was armed with a machete.
The sufferer collapsed after being stabbed by the guts and died in hospital six days later.
Onlookers who witnessed the bloody, eight-minute confrontation in June 2021 suffered ‘vital trauma’, police mentioned.
Holding Elliott in jail will value the taxpayer greater than £1.3million at present charges.
Labour MP Clive Lewis had coordinated a letter in opposition to the elimination flight in 2020.
The letter was signed by fellow Labour politicians.
British House Secretary Suella Braverman arrives at 10 Downing Road to attend a cupboard assembly, in London, Britain, 21 February 2023
Earlier this week former House Secretary Priti Patel led the criticism of his blocked deportation, backed by present House Secretary Suella Braverman and Tory MP Chris Philp, Minister for State of Crime.
Talking at a Coverage Alternate occasion, Ms Patel mentioned: ‘I used to be closely concerned in that as dwelling secretary on the time, and I am afraid, as ever, we got here up in opposition to varied specialist immigration attorneys, Labour MPs but in addition celebrities who for some cause thought that they need to cease a deportation flight of international nationwide offenders going again to Jamaica, and that was utterly improper.
‘So I am afraid it’s completely appalling that particular person who ought to have been on the aircraft principally was taken off the flight and went on to commit homicide.’
Braverman tweeted: ‘This assassin ought to have been deported on a flight out of this nation in 2020 however the courts blocked his elimination after dozens of Labour MPs cried out it was an injustice. A lot for his or her pledge to maintain Britain’s streets protected.’
And Philp added: ‘As Immigration Minister in Dec 2020 I attempted to deport this harmful legal. However Labour MPs and varied celebrities (together with Naomi Campbell, Thandiwe Newton, Naomie Harris and David Olusoga) opposed the flight and most criminals had been taken off the flight following authorized challenges.
‘Months later, the person subsequently brutally murdered one among our fellow residents. Labour MPs and virtue-signalling celebrities ought to suppose once more.’
On June 2, 2021, Elliott was concerned within the vicious knife battle in broad daylight in Greenwich, south-east London.
Alongside his son Nico, 23, Elliott robbed and murdered 35-year-old Nathaniel Eyewu-In the past in a row over medication.
The horrifying incident was videoed by shocked neighbours. It reveals Elliott, his son and one other man repeatedly lunging with long-bladed knives and a hammer on the sufferer, who was armed with a machete.
Mr Eyewu-In the past collapsed after being stabbed by the guts and died in hospital six days later.
Onlookers who witnessed the bloody, eight-minute confrontation suffered ‘vital trauma’, police mentioned.
It was against the law that might by no means have taken place if Elliott, 45, had been despatched again to his beginning nation.
Tory MPs used the chance to hit out at Labour MPs
David Olusoga was among the many 60 celebrities, authors and different public figures who signed an open letter opposing the flight
Elliott was as a result of be on the chartered Boeing 757 on December 2, 2020, after being convicted of knife crime, police sources mentioned. However he and 22 different severe criminals submitted last-minute appeals – together with human rights claims – which led to them avoiding deportation to Jamaica.
The 23 criminals had been sentenced to a mixed 156 years in jail. Their appeals got here simply days after 60 celebrities, authors and different public figures signed an open letter opposing the flight.
Opposition MPs in contrast the deportation flight to the Windrush scandal, regardless that the Caribbean migrants who suffered terrible injustice in that episode had dedicated no crimes.
After a trial on the Previous Bailey final month, Elliott, from Walthamstow, east London, was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimal time period of 26 years and a concurrent sentence of 12 years for theft.
Holding him in jail will value the taxpayer greater than £1.3million at present charges.
His son was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimal time period of twenty-two years and a concurrent sentence of ten years for theft.
Detective Chief Inspector Kate Kieran had mentioned the daddy and son had been ‘ready to make use of any type of violence essential to guard their stolen property’ after robbing the sufferer of medication and money.
She added that the crime had ‘brought about vital trauma to harmless members of the general public who witnessed it’.
Former dwelling secretary Ms Patel mentioned: ‘This case is precisely why we should proceed to defy the protestations from the Labour Celebration, the do-gooding celebrities and immigration attorneys and take away convicted international criminals, rapists, murders, youngster abusers and drug sellers who don’t have any proper to be on this nation.’