Glasgow & West Scotland

Pakistani man with dwarfism loses deportation fight

An illegal immigrant with a form of dwarfism has lost a human rights fight against deportation from Scotland.

The 50-year-old Pakistani man, who lived in a care home in Ayrshire, had argued that deportation would undermine his rights to family life.

He also claimed he would not receive good enough medical treatment.

An immigration judge ruled against the man, who has not been named, and the decision was backed by the Court of Appeal.

Details of the case emerged in a ruling by appeal judge Lord Justice Sales following a hearing in London.

Home Secretary Theresa May argued that the man had spent more than 40 years in Pakistan before arriving in the UK in 2006, and could return to family life there.

She said there was no evidence that he would not be able to obtain treatment for the dwarfism condition Achondroplasia in Pakistan.

Judges heard the man arrived on a visitor visa which ran out in late 2006.

They were told that he had been convicted of illegal working and deception in 2009.

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