The convicted criminal, who arrived in Britain with his mother and three siblings in 1990, was part of a gang who repeatedly stabbed a Thai, male masseur in the neck before strangling him to death in 2004, and was sentenced to 11 years jail for theft and grievous bodily harm in the case of another robbery of a sex worker.
According to the BBC, the gang preyed on prostitutes “because they were unlikely to go to the police”.
In September 1999, Girmay was sentenced to 42 months jail for crimes including robbery and dealing crack cocaine, after receiving a number of convictions in the previous two years for which he received fines and supervision orders.
In the same year that she and her children entered the UK, the country rejected the asylum application of Girmay’s Ethiopian mother, but several years later the family was granted indefinite leave to remain.
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The Old Baily was told he is likely to be deported once he is no longer a ‘Category A‘ prisoner.
Following the terror attacks in Spain last week, Spanish media reports suggested that Abdelbaki Es Satty, the imam thought to have acted as the Barcelona terror attack’s mastermind, should have been deported from Spain in 2014 after completing a prison sentence. However, judges said this would have breached his human rights.
In May, it was revealed that failed asylum seeker and terrorist Anis Amri could have been deported before committing the attack on Berlin’s Christmas market but authorities failed to act in time.