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UK deportation flight to Jamaica leaves with just seven people on board

Home Office-chartered flight costs an estimated £43,000 a person after Covid fears and high court challenges

Only seven people were deported to Jamaica on a Home Office charter planeearly Wednesday morning, at an estimated cost of £43,000 a person, despite 90 being earmarked originally for the flight.

Concerns were raised about the UK’s decision to go ahead with the flight due to opposition from the Jamaican government because of Covid-19 worries. Fears were also expressed about the vulnerability of some of those due to fly because of trafficking indicators and mental health problems.

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