Shackles and restraints used on hundreds of deportees from UK

David Lammy MP says ‘chilling’ figures reveal abuse of power by authorities

Hundreds of people deported from the UK were restrained by a variety of methods including shackles, the Guardian has learned.

There were 447 cases where one or more forms of restraint were used between April 2018 and March 2019. Information on restraint using rigid bar handcuffs, leg restraints and waist restraint belts was provided to the Guardian in a freedom of information response.

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