|March 3rd, 2013||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Pickpocket on the NHS Roma bastard
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/381...ket-on-the-NHS His crimes landed him before a court and he was jailed for 40 weeks.
But the 33-year-old, a recent arrival in the UK, will be able to make full use of free health care at the taxpayers’ expense when he is released later this year.
Constantin Radu will be able to make full use of free health care at the taxpayers’ expense when he is released later this year.
His case highlights two controversial consequences of European Human Rights legislation – the difficulty in deporting convicted criminals and the open-door policy of the NHS to health tourists.
Radu arrived in Britain from Barcelona last year, claiming it had proven difficult for him to obtain treatment for his back in Spain and that he intended to seek an operation on the NHS.
But within weeks he was arrested on the London Underground on suspicion of theft and was convicted at Westminster magistrates court on December 13 last year of stealing a mobile phone and handling stolen goods.
British Transport Police deploy surveillance teams to curb the growing menace of pickpockets on public transport. A team of “spotters” caught Radu last November.
His case was highlighted last week by Channel 4’s Secrets Of The Pickpockets programme.