Why has Boris Becker been deported from the UK? | The Sun

Why has Boris Becker been deported from the UK? | The Sun

BORIS BECKER is a three-time Wimbledon champion – but he won't be walking the United Kingdom streets anymore.

The tennis icon was sentenced to two-and-a-half years behind bars in April.

However, an early release scheme has resulted in Becker being deported to Germany just two hours after he became a free man.

And SunSport has all the reasons why.

Why has Boris Becker been deported from the UK?

Tennis ace Boris Becker lived in the UK since 2012 but an early release prison scheme has meant that he was liable for deportation.

A Home Office statement reads: "Any foreign national serving a fixed sentence who is liable for removal from the UK to be removed from prison and deported up to 12 months before the earliest release point of their sentence."

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The German offender was driven up to his £2million private jet shortly after his release.

And it has been reported that the Home Office removed 1,136 foreign national offenders under its early removal scheme last year.

Why did Boris Becker go to prison?

The six-time Grand Slam winner was sentenced for hiding £2.5million in assets while claiming bankruptcy.

Becker, 55 spent eight months in Category C Huntercomb Prison, Oxon, which is where criminals are held before deportation.

He also served some time in London's notorious Category B Wandsworth Prison.

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What has been said?

Elvira Becker, Boris' mother revealed that his deportation is the 'best Christmas present' after being separated from her son for eight months.

The mother of the tennis ace said: "This is the best Christmas present I could hope for – I cannot wait to hold my beloved son in my arms.”

Boris admitted that nobody cares who you are in a prison and that you are just a number.

In a bombshell interview, he said "You are nobody in prison. You are a number Mine was A2923EV. I was a number. And they don't give a f*** who you are.

"I think I rediscovered the person I used to be. I've learned a hard lesson. A very expensive one. A very painful one. But the whole thing taught me something important and good. And some things happen for a good reason."

Speaking about the morning he was released and deported from the UK, he said: "I sat on the edge of my bed from six in the morning and hoped that the cell door would open.

"They came at half past seven, unlocked themselves and asked, 'Are you ready?' I said, 'Let's go!' I had already packed everything."

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