02 Mar '17, 4pm

Grandmother deported to Singapore 'was treated like a terrorist'

Grandmother deported to Singapore 'was treated like a terrorist'

A grandmother who has been married to a British man for 27 years has told of the “humiliating” moment she was removed from the UK and said: “I was treated like a terrorist”. Irene Clennell , 52, was forced to leave the country on Sunday after spending more than a month in a detention centre in Scotland. Writing in the Guardian , Mrs Clennell claimed security staff wrote down her every word and guarded the door as she used the toilet during her journey to her native Singapore via Edinburgh Airport. She described being “treated like a second class citizen” and said she was “treated like a criminal” Mrs Clennell wrote: “The authorities have shown their willingness to treat foreign-born people as second class citizens, no matter how integrated they are, and worse, treat us like criminals.” Despite previously having been granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK, Mrs Clennel...

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