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Anger over Pc death revelations
Mustaf Jamma
Mustaf Jamma was not sent back to Somalia after serving his sentence
Former colleagues of murdered Pc Sharon Beshenivsky have reacted angrily to news one of the men wanted over her killing was considered for deportation.

Mustaf Jamma was not sent back to Somalia after serving a jail sentence because of the dangers he faced there.

He is now wanted over the killing of Pc Beshenivsky in Bradford in November.

Tom McGhie, chairman of the West Yorkshire Police Federation, said her former colleagues now felt "a sense of anger and frustration."

He added: "I think we have to consider whether the important thing is the safety of the public or the safety of the individual.

Pc Sharon Beshenivsky
Pc Beshenivsky was shot while on duty in Bradford in November

"If these people can't go back to their country of origin then what steps can the government take to ensure the safety of the majority of law-abiding citizens?

"I am sure running the government is not an easy job but people make decisions and balance risks. Sometimes those risks need to be assessed and maybe those risks need to be reassessed in this case."

Mr McGhie said the majority of people who came to live in the UK were law-abiding citizens.

"[But] what do we do with the people who don't want to respect the law and are convicted of serious offences, and what do we do when these people are released?" he asked.

Mr McGhie said he personally felt angry and sorry for Pc Beshenivsky's family.

Pc Beshenivsky, 38, was shot dead and her colleague, Pc Teresa Milburn, was injured as they went to investigate reports of an armed robbery at a Bradford travel agents.

How can we have any faith that the new proposals won't end up in the same shambles as previous proposals?
Marsha Singh MP

Bradford West's Labour MP Marsha Singh said: "This is a huge, huge embarrassment and the British public will not put up with it."

On Wednesday Home Secretary Charles Clarke faced a barrage of criticism from MPs over the Sharon Beshenivsky case.

Ann Cryer (Lab, Keighley) said the government seemed to be moving in the right direction, but asked whether Mustaf Jamma would now be capable of being deported.

Mr Clarke said he could not comment on the case.

Mr Singh spoke in the Commons of the "anger" of his constituents when they discovered that one of the people wanted for Pc Beshenivsky's killing was a convicted criminal and "wasn't even in principle recommended for deportation."

He said: "How can we have any faith that the new proposals won't end up in the same shambles as previous proposals?"

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