Sudanese man who ‘walked length of Channel Tunnel’ granted asylum in UK

Published: Tuesday 5th January 2016 by The News Editor

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A Sudanese man who entered Britain after apparently walking the length of the Channel Tunnel has been granted asylum.

Abdul Rahman Haroun, 40, is believed to have been found inside the 31-mile long tunnel near its exit at Folkestone, Kent, on August 4.

He was charged with causing an obstruction to an engine or carriage using the railway under the Malicious Damage Act 1861.

Haroun’s caseworker, Sadie Castle, from Kent Defence, said he was granted asylum on Christmas Eve, and at a hearing at Canterbury Crown Court, prosecutors said they were considering whether to drop the charges in light of the decision.

He was released on bail until another court hearing on January 18.

Published: Tuesday 5th January 2016 by The News Editor

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