Children of failed asylum seeker are put into care

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Five children fathered by a failed asylum seeker who has stayed in Blackpool after arriving from Africa have been taken into local authority care following family court litigation.

The 34-year-old man, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has a “significant” criminal record, spent time in prison and immigration detention, and has been made the subject of a deportation order which has never been executed, a judge was told.

White people are devil

Detail emerged in a written ruling by Judge Jeremy Rawkins following the latest in a series of family court hearings relating to the children.

Social workers had asked the judge to make decisions about the future of the man’s youngest child – a boy aged 15 months – at the latest hearing at a family court in Preston in January.

He ruled that the toddler should be taken in care and placed for adoption.

Objected

Judge Rawkins said family court proceedings relating to the man’s four oldest children concluded more than two years ago.

He said all four had been taken into care or placed for adoption following applications by social services staff.

The man, who described himself as “king of the family”, had objected to the toddler being taken into care during the most recent round of litigation.

He had complained of “discrimination” and raised fears that the boy’s African culture and heritage were being ignored.

He said “white people are devil” and “Satan” and added that the judge would be “punished by God”.

Judge Rawkins did not identify the man, but detail in the ruling indicated that he had spent time in Birmingham and had recently lived in Blackpool.

Judge Rawkins did not identify the local authority involved.