Traf­ficked vic­tim is saved from de­por­ta­tion

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A VIC­TIM of hu­man traf­fick­ing who has found home in Glas­gow has been saved from de­por­ta­tion.

Duc Nguyen was due to be sent back back to Viet­nam to­day but the Home Of­fice can­celled his flight af­ter a cam­paign to keep him in the UK.

Thou­sands of lo­cals signed a pe­ti­tion to save Duc, who has be­come an im­por­tant fig­ure in the East End com­mu­nity.

Af­ter the Home Of­fice re­fused his ap­peal for asy­lum, he was taken to Dun­gavel House Im­mi­gra­tion Re­moval Cen­tre in La­nark­shire and then moved to Colnbrook Im­mi­gra­tion Re­moval Cen­tre, in Mid­dle­sex, to await de­por­ta­tion.

Dur­ing his time in Glas­gow, he vol­un­teered at lo­cal com­mu­nity projects, in­clud­ing the Lamb­hill Sta­bles. Duc said: “I am so very happy and I want every­one to know how much I ap­pre­ci­ate them for fight­ing for me.”

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