A record number of foreign criminals began legal action in an attempt to avoid being deported from Britain last year.

More than 2,400 offenders lodged appeals against efforts by Theresa May, the Home Secretary, to have them removed from this country after committing a crime.

Among them were some of the most serious criminals on British soil, including:

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