Criminal blocked from deportation in 2020 went on to commit MURDER
A migrant saved from deportation following legal challenges by Labour MPs and celebrities went on to commit murder in a horror knife attack, it has been revealed
Ernesto Elliott was due to leave Britain in December 2020, but dodged efforts to remove him.
In June 2021, six months after he was supposed to be removed from the country, Elliott murdered a 35-year-old man.
Elliott was sentenced to at least 26 years in prison following the eight-minute confrontation which police say caused “significant trauma” for onlookers.
He was due to board a flight back to Jamacia on December 2 after being convicted of knife crime.
But Elliott and 22 other serious criminals submitted last-minute appeals – including human rights claims – which led to them avoiding deportation.
A total of 23 criminals had been sentenced to a combined 156 years in jail as their appeals came after 60 celebrities and authors signed an open letter opposing the flight.
They included supermodel Naomi Campbell, Line Of Duty star Thandiwe Newton, James Bond actress Naomie Harris and historian David Olusoga, alongside various Labour MPs.
On June 2, 2021 Elliott and his son Nico, 23, Elliott robbed and murdered Nathaniel Eyewu-Ago in a row over drugs.
Eyewu-Ago collapsed after being stabbed through the heart and died in hospital six days later.
Nico Elliott was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 22 years and a concurrent sentence of 10 years' imprisonment for robbery.