A POLISH man has been deported after a string of theft, drug and violent offences.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, arrived in the UK in May 2013 and became known to police as a persistent ‘low level’ offender, who had a negative impact on his local community.
The 27-year-old was deported by immigration services at the end of last month after being convicted of attempted theft from a person at Worcester Crown Court in October last year.
He was jailed for six months and under the Immigration Regulations 2006, the Secretary of State has decided to remove him from the United Kingdom on the grounds of his offending.
He is also banned from re-entering as long as his deportation order is in place.
Sgt Richard Field, from the Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We did not take this decisive action lightly and tried to work with him to address his criminal lifestyle. His behaviour was out of control and affecting the community where he lived. Redditch welcomes all nationalities to live, work and to be part of our community, but such offending will not be tolerated.
“His behaviour led to his deportation following a conviction of an attempt theft of person where he served six months in custody. He brought nothing to the community so was deported back to his native home.
“Should he return to the UK, he will be arrested and deported back to Poland while the order remains in place.”