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Rap for asylum flight restraints.

EXCESSIVE restraint was used on a flight to remove asylum seekers after "dire" warnings of trouble, a report said.

All but one of 23 detainees were put in waist belts, which can hold arms clamped to the body, on a plane taking them to France, Austria and Bulgaria.

In a briefing one boss said: "Tonight we don't mess around. If you do, you may well get hurt." But HM Inspectorate of Prisons said: "Dire warnings staff were given were not grounded in evidence."

Tascor was the contractor and parent firm Capita said: "Any decision to use restraint was done case-by-case and in line with Home Office guidance."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 15, 2018
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