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Fifty of the EU’s MOST DANGEROUS criminals slipped into Britain

Brexit campaigners claimed in a dossier of dangerous offenders who gained entry to Britain that 45 went on to commit crimes in the UK, including murder and rape.

EU law does not require European states to automatically inform British authorities about their nationals’ criminal records, unless the offender is on the run from justice.

Whereas people from outside the EU need a visa to come here and are required to declare crimes on their application, EU nationals do not have to go through such a process, leaving British authorities reliant on EU counterparts for information.

Matthew Elliott, chief executive of Vote Leave which compiled the dossier, said: “EU membership means we have lost control of our borders and have been unable to prevent dangerous individuals from walking into the UK.“Free movement of people has created free movement of criminals making the UK less safe and less secure.“We’ve allowed EU judges to hang out a welcome sign to individuals the public would rightly expect never to be allowed into the UK.“If we want a sensible and humane migration policy, the only safe option is to Vote Leave and take back control.”

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Campaigners claim 45 known foreign criminals have gone on to commit serious crimes in the UK

Mindaugus Butkus had been freed from jail in his native Lithuania pending appeal against a sentence for robbery at knife point before coming to the UK and raping two women in Liverpool, for which he was jailed in 2013.Czech citizen Kajus Scuka had been convicted of murdering his wife in 1988 and also for indecency and assault charges. He was jailed in 2012 for several assaults on women in Britain including rape.Slovakian Maret Hacar had 13 past convictions, including for violence. In 2009 he was jailed in Glasgow for the robbery, rape and murder of businesswoman Moira Jones and attempting to flee to Slovakia.Swedish-Albanian schizophrenic Jonathan Halil Warg Limani was jailed in 2013 for beheading restaurant manager Chris Varian with a cheese knife at an Oxfordshire wedding reception in 2010. Limani, who admitted manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility, came here and got a job despite being recently bailed in Sweden for attempted murder and aggravated assault.

Vote Leave said five of the 50 had not been prosecuted for crimes in the UK but were allegedly dangerous and had been at large in Britain, or believed to have been so.

These included Belgian jihadist Abdelhamid Abaaoud who died in a police raid last November having allegedly masterminded the terror attacks which killed more than 100 in Paris. There have been claims the convicted terrorist recruiter entered Britain via Kent on a forged passport last summer to meet fellow fanatics.

Campaigners claim 45 known foreign criminals have gone on to commit serious crimes in the UK

Mindaugus Butkus had been freed from jail in his native Lithuania pending appeal against a sentence for robbery at knife point before coming to the UK and raping two women in Liverpool, for which he was jailed in 2013.Czech citizen Kajus Scuka had been convicted of murdering his wife in 1988 and also for indecency and assault charges. He was jailed in 2012 for several assaults on women in Britain including rape.Slovakian Maret Hacar had 13 past convictions, including for violence. In 2009 he was jailed in Glasgow for the robbery, rape and murder of businesswoman Moira Jones and attempting to flee to Slovakia.

Swedish-Albanian schizophrenic Jonathan Halil Warg Limani was jailed in 2013 for beheading restaurant manager Chris Varian with a cheese knife at an Oxfordshire wedding reception in 2010. Limani, who admitted manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility, came here and got a job despite being recently bailed in Sweden for attempted murder and aggravated assault.

Vote Leave said five of the 50 had not been prosecuted for crimes in the UK but were allegedly dangerous and had been at large in Britain, or believed to have been so.

These included Belgian jihadist Abdelhamid Abaaoud who died in a police raid last November having allegedly masterminded the terror attacks which killed more than 100 in Paris. There have been claims the convicted terrorist recruiter entered Britain via Kent on a forged passport last summer to meet fellow fanatics.

Latvian Tatjana Kurlankova was jailed in her home country in 2006 for torturing and murdering an 85-year-old woman and for robberies. She fled Latvia in 2013 and secretly moved to Ayrshire, where an outstanding international arrest warrant for her arrest was discovered only when police fined her for drinking in a Glasgow street.

Campaigners for Britain to stay in the EU say leaving would undermine intelligence sharing between law enforcers. They also claim it would endanger the public and make Britain a “safe haven” for foreign offenders because we would not be part of the European Arrest Warrant which provides for swift extradition of wanted criminals between EU countries.

Earlier pro-EU Business Minister Anna Soubry said in an article seeking to debunk “myths” about Europe, that it was “nonsense” to claim membership stopped us controlling our borders.

She said anyone seeking entry to the UK must always show their passport, that Britain had refused admission to more than 100,000 people since 2010, and that David Cameron in his membership negotiation had gained “even stronger powers to exclude or remove those we don’t want here and to ban them from re-entering for even longer.

“So we have all the benefits of EU cooperation to fight crime and terrorism but we retain our own hard border,” she said.

Via: express.co.uk

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