Pass­port-less Iraqi left UK us­ing driv­ing li­cence

The Daily Telegraph - - News -

An Iraqi who had been or­dered not to leave the coun­try slipped away on a Eurostar train us­ing just his driv­ing li­cence, a High Court judge has said.

The man’s pass­port had been seized and ports and air­ports put on alert, Mr Jus­tice Hol­man said. But he had trav­elled through Europe us­ing a driv­ing li­cence to prove his iden­tity, then ob­tained an emer­gency travel doc­u­ment at the Iraqi em­bassy in Ger­many be­fore go­ing to Kur­dis­tan.

The man had been at the cen­tre of a fam­ily court dis­pute with his es­tranged wife over their two sons. He had taken the chil­dren to Kur­dis­tan, and left them with mem­bers of his fam­ily without their mother’s agree­ment, then re­turned to Britain.

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