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Moroccan illegal immigrant drug addict with 'abysmal' offending history pockets £40,000 payo

An illegal immigrant with an 'abysmal' criminal history has won £40,000 compensation from the Home Office after he was locked up for too long.

The High Court payout is the second time that Moroccan national Khalid Belfken, 27, has been awarded huge damages for unlawful detention.

Khalid Belfken was only 15 when he arrived in Britain in 2005 and almost immediately embarked on a life of crime.

In the 12 years since, drug addict Belfken has committed over 40 offences, including possessing offensive weapons and twice attacking police officers.

It is the second time Moroccan Khalid Belfken, 27, got a massive payout after efforts to deport him failed.

The Home Office tried to deport thug Belfken six times but authorities in Morocco refused to take him back.

Judge Karen Steyn QC said: “He has no lawful right to remain in the UK and he should leave.

“He has an abysmal offending history.

“Nevertheless the right to liberty is of fundamental importance. It would not be fair to deprive Belfken of substantial damages.”

Judge Steyn earlier revealed Belfken had previously been awarded “substantial damages” for a period of unlawful detention in 2013.

My opinion: The rule of law is swift and good , but when you see criminals awarded free tax payers money they don't deserve makes people cringe