Tennis star Boris Becker to be deported from UK to Germany
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Boris Becker, the jailed former tennis star, is set to be deported from the UK to Germany in time for Christmas.
Disgraced former tennis star Boris Becker is to be deported from the UK to Germany, according to an exclusive report by The sunSaturday, November 12. The 54-year-old is currently seven months into a two-and-a-half-year sentence which was served at Huntercomb Jail, Oxon since April.
A prison source told the publication: “He has been put on a program which means he will be home in time for Christmas.” This early release scheme apparently allows “any foreign national serving a fixed term sentence and subject to deportation from the UK to be removed from prison and deported up to 12 months before the first release point of their sentence. “.
Becker was found guilty of hiding £2.5million in assets while declared bankrupt, but signing up for the scheme means he will likely be home in Germany for Christmas. By agreeing to be deported, foreign offenders can benefit from a sentence reduction of up to 135 days.
“Any foreign national found guilty of a crime and sentenced to a prison term is considered deportable as soon as possible,” a spokesman for the Interior Ministry said.
“We are delighted for Boris that he can be granted early release and be able to travel to Germany, even though England has been his home for many, many years. I’m sure it will mean a lot to him and his family. to be reunited for Christmas, ”commented the former spokesperson for Boris.
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