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England flys Polish criminals home

News story from a UK tabloid newspaper

Flights take Polish criminals home

Shackled inside a military transport plane, dozens of Polish criminals arrested in Britain are flown home to face a court.

The secret fortnightly flights, dubbed Con Air, involve around 30 Polish police officers landing at a small airport near London as part of a massive security operation to return fugitives who have fled to Britain across open borders.

The prisoners are led across the runway handcuffed, carrying their possessions in plastic bags, and strapped into the seats of the usually full 80-seater Polish military twin-propeller aircraft.

The number of Eastern European fugitives captured in Britain has increased so much that the flights have become a regular fortnightly event at Biggin Hill Airport.

But the administration cost to the British taxpayer is £25million. And some of those extradited are back in the UK within three days of being dealt with in their home country.

Police said some of the Poles - who have come here in large numbers since the expansion of the EU in 2004 allowed them free rights of movement - are wanted back home for serious crimes .................

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Re: England flys Polish criminals home

Why do people say Poland is in "Eastern" Europe? Given that the Eastern border extends to the Urals, surely Poland is geographically Central Europe?

Re: England flys Polish criminals home

Yes, by all measures Central Europe; unless one wishes to make the case that Russia does not belong.

The chair will entertain the motion.