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Last Updated: Monday, 1 May 2006, 16:21 GMT 17:21 UK
Victim's mother enters Clarke row
Donovan Gayle
Donovan Gayle was murdered by a Jamaican drug dealer
A woman whose son was murdered by a Jamaican drug dealer has called on Home Secretary Charles Clarke to resign.

Donovan Gayle was stabbed to death in a frenzied attack in Lozells, Birmingham, in April 2005 by Mark Wright, 24, who had been convicted of drug dealing.

Mr Gayle's mother Dorothy said her son's killer should have been deported because he had served time in prison.

The Home Office said it was investigating the case to see if Wright was recommended for deportation.

Mrs Gayle said Mr Clarke should resign after 1,023 foreign criminals were released without being deported.

Somebody should have to take the blame
Dorothy Gayle

"If he had done that crime, why was he still in the country? Maybe if he sent him away then maybe my son would be alive," said Ms Gayle.

Wright was jailed for life in November 2005 for Mr Gayle's murder and was told he would serve at least 18 years in jail.

Mrs Gayle said: "He (Charles Clarke) should resign. Somebody should have to take the blame. The blame has to stop somewhere."

Mr Clarke has faced mounting pressure from opposition parties who have called for his resignation after it was revealed foreign criminals who had been recommended for deportation had remained in the UK after serving their sentences.

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