posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 04:06 PM
In efforts to try and determine why this man ran away from police onto a tube train, resulting in his death, it has been dicvoered that he did not in
fact have a valid visa or any right to be in the country. The stamp which initially seemed to imply he had indefinte leave to be here, was in fact
"not one that was in use by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate".
This implies that it was in fact a forgery.
The student visa of the Brazilian man shot dead by anti-terror police last week expired two years ago, it has emerged.
Authorities have been trying to work out why Jean Charles de Menezes ran away from police when he was challenged at Stockwell Tube station.
A spokeswoman for the Home Office also revealed that Mr de Menezes had a stamp in his passport apparently granting him indefinite leave to remain in
But the stamp was "not one that was in use by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate".
The carefully-worded statement appeared to imply that the stamp had been a forgery.
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Whyile this man did not deserve to die for his crime, it does perhaps explain why he decided to run from the police.
While their methods were brutal, these are the actions required to be taken to combat the threat we currently face, it is tragic that this man lost
his life when all he deserved was to be removed from the UK. But at least now there is a viable explanation for why he feared the authorites.