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Persistent offender defined

For the purposes of deportation, a "persistent offender" could include someone convicted of seven offences for which she was imprisoned in 2013. The Court of Appeal so decided on 26 April 2018.

The offences were committed between 2007 and 2013. The fact that they were tried together at one hearing did not stop her being a persistent offender and liable for deportation to Zimbabwe.

SC (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department. CA. The Times 18 May 2018 [18.05]