Chaos as more than a dozen people taken off deportation flight from UK to Jamaica

High commissioner urges Home Office to stop flight because of Covid cases and spread of Delta variant

The hours before a controversial Home Office charter flight to Jamaica was due to take off were mired in chaos and confusion as more than a dozen people were removed from the flight after legal challenges.

The original Home Office “long list” for the flight is believed to have had 90 names on it. But the fate of the deportation flight hung in the balance on Tuesday evening as only about one tenth remained on the schedule.

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