Campaign Group Fights To Stop Deportation

9 March 2013, 07:30 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A Tyneside group against racism are fighting to try and stop the deportation of a woman and her 3 children who have been living in Byker for 6 years .

Tyneside Community Action Against Racism have launched a bid to delay the deportation of Hassanat Omeneke Aliyu and her three daughters.

On Wednesday the 6th of March, UKBA Officers took the four members of the family to the Cedars detention centre in West Sussex.

They are being held there until tonight (Saturday 9th March) when they are booked on a flight back to Nigeria.

Hassanat was trafficked to the UK in 2006 from Nigeria with one of her daughters, who was one year old at the time. Her other two daughters were born in Britain.

The Home Office have told Capital they can't comment on individual cases.

There's more information about Hassanat's case on the TCAR blog here