Secret Home Office policy to detain people with NHS debt at airport found unlawful

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Policy was uncovered by defenders of two women repeatedly detained when trying to re-enter the UK

A secret Home Office policy to detain people with the right to live in the UK at air and seaports has been found to be unlawful in the high court.

The policy applied to those with unpaid NHS debts and was only uncovered through evidence gathered from charities and lawyers fighting the cases of two mothers who were repeatedly detained.

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