ARGUS COMMENT: Answers are needed fast on gangleader housed in Newport

South Wales Argus: ARGUS COMMENT: Answers are needed fast on gangleader housed in Newport ARGUS COMMENT: Answers are needed fast on gangleader housed in Newport

HOME Secretary Theresa May should not be surprised to find herself facing a barrage of questions this week over the decision to house a violent gang leader from London in a hostel in Newport.

Our revelation on Saturday that Joland Giwa is living in the city at a hostel bang in the middle of a residential area, has caused outrage.

Many of those living in Newport have condemned the decision. And we fully understand why.

Apart from the fact that there appears to have been little consultation before the decision was made to house him in Newport, there are also questions surrounding the issue of why Newport was chosen in the first place.

Giwa is a dangerous criminal who is the self-styled general of a significant criminal gang in Croydon.

Was Newport, or Wales for that matter, just selected at random after the Home Office failed to kick Giwa out of the UK given that he then had to be released from an immigration detention centre on the orders of a High Court judge.

Giwa had been in an immigration detention centre for more than four years after serving a 27-month prison sentence for two robberies.

Newport West MP Paul Flynn and other politicians have written to the home secretary to demand an explanation. We will also be asking questions about why a residential area in Newport was deemed suitable to house a serious criminal.

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11:09am Tue 21 Jan 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

Good grief. You just can't let it lie can you?

This is sensationalism of the very worst kind - worthy of any skuzzbag redtop.
Good grief. You just can't let it lie can you? This is sensationalism of the very worst kind - worthy of any skuzzbag redtop. GardenVarietyMushroom
  • Score: -5

11:17am Tue 21 Jan 14

Adrian Williams says...

GardenVarietyMushroo
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Good grief. You just can't let it lie can you? This is sensationalism of the very worst kind - worthy of any skuzzbag redtop.
No it isn't - I'd like to know why
[quote][p][bold]GardenVarietyMushroo m[/bold] wrote: Good grief. You just can't let it lie can you? This is sensationalism of the very worst kind - worthy of any skuzzbag redtop.[/p][/quote]No it isn't - I'd like to know why Adrian Williams
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11:54am Tue 21 Jan 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

Adrian Williams wrote:
GardenVarietyMushroo

m
wrote:
Good grief. You just can't let it lie can you? This is sensationalism of the very worst kind - worthy of any skuzzbag redtop.
No it isn't - I'd like to know why
Actually yes it is - I did some digging on this when the story was released in the Argus... there are some innacuracies in the Argus reporting, both originally and in this piece, that just wouldn't run with the 'outraged' stance the paper is irresponsibly promoting. Even now, AFTER they interviewed Giwa.

They're just feeding the mindless mob (emphasis on mindless) to get hits and sell papers. It's disgusting.
[quote][p][bold]Adrian Williams[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GardenVarietyMushroo m[/bold] wrote: Good grief. You just can't let it lie can you? This is sensationalism of the very worst kind - worthy of any skuzzbag redtop.[/p][/quote]No it isn't - I'd like to know why[/p][/quote]Actually yes it is - I did some digging on this when the story was released in the Argus... there are some innacuracies in the Argus reporting, both originally and in this piece, that just wouldn't run with the 'outraged' stance the paper is irresponsibly promoting. Even now, AFTER they interviewed Giwa. They're just feeding the mindless mob (emphasis on mindless) to get hits and sell papers. It's disgusting. GardenVarietyMushroom
  • Score: -3

1:02pm Tue 21 Jan 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

Strange how this piece has now been shifted riiiiight down the page from where it was.
Strange how this piece has now been shifted riiiiight down the page from where it was. GardenVarietyMushroom
  • Score: -3

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