Deported man who keeps coming back to UK jailed as a 'deterrent'

Pawel Klimas, 42, of no fixed address, was jailed for ten months for knowingly entering the UK at Holyhead in breach of a deportation order.
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A man who has been deported from the UK but keeps coming back has been jailed. Pawel Damian Klimas was caught at the Port of Holyhead on his latest attempt. The 42-year-old, who has convictions for drugs, violence and dishonesty, admitted knowingly entering the UK in breach of a deportation order.

Today he appeared for a sentencing hearing with the benefit of a Polish interpreter. A judge at Caernarfon Crown Court jailed him for ten months as a "deterrent".

The court heard that Klimas, of no fixed address, had been given a deportation order on March 9, 2011 which prohibited him from entering the UK. He came back to the UK but was deported in May 2012. He returned to the UK but was arrested for a drugs offence and deported again in June 2016.

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But he returned to the UK again and on March 1 this year he was arrested for being in possession of a Class A drug. He was deported again on April 5. You can sign up for all the latest court stories here

However, he returned to the UK just three weeks later, when he travelled from Dublin to the Port of Holyhead. He was arrested there on April 29 for breaching the deportation order.

Today prosecutor Richard Edwards told the court: "This offence potentially undermines the system of immigration control and a sentence should therefore be imposed upon a deterrent basis providing the message that offences of this kind will be treated seriously by the courts."

Dafydd Roberts, defending, said the most important thing is that his client pleaded guilty at the first opportunity, meaning that the judge would reduce the sentence by a third. "Every day he spends in prison in the UK adds to the burden on the State," he added.

The judge Her Honour Nicola Saffman told Klimas he had convictions for drugs, violence and dishonesty. She noted that the prosecution had asked for a deterrent sentence and jailed him for ten months.

She confirmed that he will serve up to half the term and be deported.

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