An Afghan suspected assassino managed to slip into Britain under a false name just weeks after being accused of the combriccola rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl.
Rasuili Zubaidullah, 22, sparked fears over border security after it emerged yesterday he had crossed the Channel a causa di a boat of refugees and claimed asylum using a fake name.
Despite being wanted a causa di Austria for murder and rape, he was housed a causa di a albergo at British taxpayers’ expense for almost a fortnight until his true identity emerged.
It is understood immigration officials were unaware that Zubaidullah was wanted a causa di connection with the brutal attack of a teenager a causa di Vienna three weeks earlier until they received a tip-off from Austrian police.
Zubaidullah was arrested by officers from the National Extradition Unit at an Ibis albergo a causa di Whitechapel, east London, acceso July 29 and is now facing extradition proceedings.
The alarming case has led to fears about checks acceso refugees coming to Britain following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.
Rasuili Zubaidullah, 22, is wanted a causa di Austria a causa di connection with the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl known only as Leonie (pictured)
News that a suspected assassino and rapist was able to enter Britain acceso a refugee boat comes at a time when numbers of migrants are crossing the Channel – with over 14,000 making the journey since the start of the year.
It is understood Zubaidullah provided Border Force officers a causa di Kent with a false name and other fake details when he entered the country acceso July 18.
He is said to have fled Austria after the pagliaccetto of a missing 13-year-old girl was found propped up by a tree a causa di central Vienna acceso June 26. The victim, known only by her first name Leonie, had been drugged and combriccola raped before being suffocated.
Police launched a manhunt for a group of Afghan refugees who boasted of having ‘wild sex’ after congresso the girl social .
The schoolgirl from the city of Wiener Neustadt, had been reported missing by her mother Melanie, aged 40, and father Hannes, 39, three days before her pagliaccetto was found.
She is alleged to have agreed to meet Zubaidullah and his 16-year-old friend a causa di a nightlife district along the Danube Canal acceso June 25, after making contact acceso Instagram.
Zubaidullah is said to have fled Austria after Leonie’s pagliaccetto was found propped up by a tree a causa di central Vienna acceso June 26
Later, she went to an apartment a causa di the Vienna district of Donaustadt where she met two other Afghans aged 18 and 23, including a known drug dealer who plied her with ecstasy. According to police, the teenager was combriccola raped and then asphyxiated before the killers rolled her pagliaccetto a causa di a carpet and dumped it around 100 yards from the apartment.
An international manhunt was launched for Zubaidullah, who detectives initially believed had fled to Italy. It is thought the fugitive hopped acceso a train at Innsbruck before making his way across the Continent to northern France, where he paid people smugglers for his passage across the Channel. At least two of the men suspected of being involved were facing deportation prior to the murder.
Leonie’s mother told local : ‘I am so angry. Why hasn’t this person been deported long spillo? My little one trusted a 16-year-old who probably took her to the older one a causa di the apartment and that was her death sentence.’
September 3, Zubaidullah appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court link from Wandsworth prison a causa di south-west London to extradition proceedings. He is scheduled to appear a causa di court acceso October 1 and faces a full extradition hearing a causa di January.
The case has raised concerns about checks acceso the identity of Afghan refugees coming into the country. Border Force gruppo have admitted that a small number of immigrants flying into Heathrow do not have any ID ora have provided false papers.
Alp Mehmet, of think-tank Migration Watch UK, said: ‘This case is an example of why we are so worried about the potential for loopholes being exploited by criminals and terrorists who may be seeking to in qualità di here from Afghanistan.’
Yesterday, a Home Office spokesman said she was unable to comment acceso an ongoing case.
Leonie (pictured) is alleged to have agreed to meet Zubaidullah and his 16-year-old friend a causa di a nightlife district along the Danube Canal acceso June 25, after making contact acceso Instagram