Three members of a notorious grooming gang will be stripped of their British citizenship following a court ruling.
Abdul Aziz, Adil Khan and Qari Abdul Rauf were among nine men jailed for offences including the rape and trafficking of girls as young as 13 in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, in 2012.
Theresa May, then Home Secretary, began the process in 2015 by ruling that the men should not remain British.
Court of Appeal judges rejected a legal challenge from the men.
Three members of Rochdale grooming gang stripped of their British citizenship
Taxi drivers Adil Khan, Abdul Aziz and Abdul Rauf could be deported to Pakistan
Taxi drivers Abdul Aziz, Adil Khan and Abdul Rauf were among nine men jailed for the appalling abuse of vulnerable teenage girls in 2012.
Three years ago Theresa May, then Home Secretary, ruled that all three, from Rochdale, should have their names deleted from the roll of British citizens.
The trio, all of whom have British children, challenged the decision, claiming it violated their human right to a family life.
But senior judges at the Court of Appeal have now ruled that stripping them of citizenship is ‘conducive to the public good’.
Judges have stripped three men of British citizenship after they were jailed for grooming young girls for sexual exploitation in Rochdale which means they now face deportation to Pakistan. The Court of Appeal ruled today in the…