'A woman was detained in the Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre after she called the police because her “violent ex-husband” had threatened to kill her.
The revelation comes days after the Home Office was accused of “shocking and inhumane abuse of process” in the facility.
The woman was reportedly flagged up to the Home Office and taken to the removal centre after she called the police for help.
Following intervention from her MP, Jess Phillips, the woman was removed from Yarl’s Wood and granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK.
Ms Phillips raised the matter in Parliament after Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott questioned the immigration minister Caroline Nokes about a letter sent to women on hunger strike in Yarl’s Wood, which said they faced “accelerated” deportation if they continued with the protest.
Ms Abbott said the letter, which was exclusively revealed by The Independent this weekend, amounted to a threat of “punitive deportations for women who dared to go on hunger strike”.
Confirming that the threat of accelerated deportation was part of official Home Office policy, Ms Nokes said it had been published online last November.
It “was agreed after consultation with NHS England, Medical Justice, the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association and other NGOs”, she said.'
Read more: Woman detained in Yarl's Wood after calling police because ex-partner threatened to kill her, reveals MP
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