A convicted rapist facing deportation has won a High Court battle to be allowed to stay in the country to get married.
Alphonse Semo, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, threw his victim on a rubbish tip when he had finished with her.
But yesterday evening he won the right to remain for his wedding just hours before he was due to board a plane back to Africa.
A judge said it was difficult to have any sympathy for Semo, who was jailed for eight years, but he must be allowed to stay.
Mr Justice Collins said the Home Office had at first agreed to let the 53-year-old, from Deptford, south east London, get married to his long-term partner, a German national.
Then the wedding was effectively cancelled by a subsequent decision "by the same Home Office - no doubt by a different department".
The judge said he was "very reluctant" to intervene - "but it seems to me the Home Office really cannot be allowed to play hot and cold".
The judge said: "With considerable reluctance, I have to say he must be allowed to marry.
"That means there will be a prohibition against removing him."
So just to get this straight, The home office said he could marry then a different dept said it could not. This the judge is an issue and sites playing "hot and cold".
Which part of he's a convicted rapist do you not fucking get!!!
When will a labour government actually take crime and punishment seriously????
But hey 2 more voters guaranteed for the great Socialist Movement that is the Labour Party !!
The judge said the Home Secretary would have to reconsider later, after the marriage, whether to make a fresh attempt to deport him.
That would engage issues of EU law as his bride-to-be, Bunsana Kalonji, is a refugee from the Congo who became a German national.
The pair have a long-established relationship. Ms Kalonji is in the UK, exercising her right to work here under Community law. What is community Law????
Once married, the pair are expected to claim that Semo is legally entitled to remain in the UK as the spouse of an European Economic Area national entitled to free movement within EU member states, including the UK.
DO FUCKING WHAT !!!!!
Semo was sentenced to eight years' jail in December 2002 for raping and assaulting a 38-year-old woman in Rushey Green, Catford, south east London.
The trial judge said of the rape: "You added to that the degradation of throwing her on a rubbish tip once you had finished with her."
His refugee status was revoked in June 2008 and the Home Secretary made a deportation order.
After finishing his prison sentence, he was detained pending deportation. Since then he has successfully fought a series of legal battles to stay in the UK, the latest of which centres on his wedding plans.
ALL ON FUCKING LEGAL AID AT MY COST!!...................Utter Twats
And you keep telling me Gordon I should vote you back in !!!!!!!!!