FLIGHT TRANSPORTING CONVICTED OFFENDERS TO JAMAICA LEAVES THE UK

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A flight transporting convicted offenders to Jamaica, has left the United Kingdom, despite a last minute legal challenge.

Some 50 people were scheduled to be deported on the controversial flight, but British Chancellor Sajid Javid said in the end there were around 20.

A court order on Monday stopped the UK government deporting some of those due to leave, amid concerns they may not have had access to legal advice.

Mr. Javid said no one protected by the court ruling was on the flight.

He told BBC News that none of those on the flight, are members of the Windrush Generation.

The flight carrying the Jamaican nationals is to arrive in the island around midday.