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Activists 'glue themselves to immigration centre gate' in deportation protest

Published 25/11/2015

Protesters gathered at Colnbrook immigration removal centre
Protesters gathered at Colnbrook immigration removal centre

Two people are believed to have glued themselves to the gate of an immigration centre in an attempt to stop the departure of a charter flight deporting people from the UK.

Ten anti-deportation activists gathered to protest at Colnbrook immigration removal centre near Heathrow airport, the Unity centre said.

The protesters formed a blockade in a bid to stop a bus carrying deportees from the centre being taken to Stansted airport for a flight to Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone, the group added.

Police attended the scene on Tuesday evening for around five-and-a-half hours but no arrests were made.

London Fire Brigade also sent a fire engine to the scene.

A Met police spokesman said: "There were a small number of demonstrators in attendance at the immigration centre who had been there since 5.30pm.

"We were on the scene with the fire brigade in a monitoring role and there have been no arrests."

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