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Last Updated: Wednesday, 21 June 2006, 16:46 GMT 17:46 UK
Deportation threat man back home
Sakchai Makao
Sakchai Makao wears a t-shirt in his name after arriving home
A Thai man facing deportation from Shetland has returned home after being released on bail pending his appeal.

Sakchai Makao, 23, arrived at Sumburgh Airport at 1630 BST on Wednesday. He was released from Durham Jail the previous day.

Makao has lived on the islands since he was 10 and was taken from his home in Lerwick two weeks ago.

He faces deportation as a foreign national with a criminal record. He was convicted of fireraising in 2004.

A judge decided Makao could return to Lerwick pending his appeal against Home Office plans to deport him.




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