Illegal immigrant who raped woman with Down’s can’t be deported

AN ILLEGAL immigrant who tried to rape a Down's syndrome woman and sexually assaulted two nurses has escaped deportation after refusing to sign the paperwork.

Harjit Singh, 48, who has been in the UK for 19 years, is unwilling to co-operate with a Home Office bid to arrange emergency travel documents to get him flown out. Officials are unable to resort to tougher measures and will have to turn to the Indian embassy for help, an immigration hearing was told. Singh, of no fixed address, claims to be a devout Sikh. He came to the attention of the authorities in 2016 only when he was arrested over the sex attacks. He was jailed in October 2016 at Kingston Crown Court for six years after he ambushed a 35-year-old vulnerable woman that July.

He followed her after she got on a bus in Hounslow, west London, then forced his way into her flat as she went inside.

He admitted attempted rape and trespass with intent to commit a sexual act and was given a further six months after sexually assaulting two nurses at the Royal Free Hospital, north London, in 2015.

A Home Office lawyer said Singh failed to attend two appointments to fill out necessary papers.

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By: MagicSonny (1096.10)

Tags: rape, immigrant, london

Location: London