A criminal with a rap sheet of 14 offences, including breaking his ex’s jaw, has escaped deportation to Italy – because he would be at ‘increased risk of reoffending’ in the country.
Police had launched a manhunt for Liberato Galizia, 33, after his former partner needed an emergency operation using three metal plates and 12 screws for the injury.
He was arrested at Luton Airport and was jailed for 11 months for wounding her in 2018 for a crime detectives had called ‘sickening’.
The conviction triggered the Home Office into beginning deportation proceedings against Galizia, who lives in Coventry but is originally from Naples in Italy.
A letter from then Home Secretary Priti Patel said he was considered ‘a genuine, present and sufficiently serious threat’ to the UK.
But after a series of court hearings Upper Tribunal Judge Blundell has now ruled he can stay in the UK.
Galazia’s hearing was told his chances of rehabilitation would not be as good as in Italy, without the support of his…