Lincolnshire

Three homeless migrants deported from Lincolnshire

Three Lithuanian migrants have been deported from Lincolnshire because they were not looking for work or studying.

The two men and one woman had been accused of anti-social behaviour in the Spalding area, a South Holland District Council spokesman said.

UK Border Agency removed the homeless migrants because they were not "self sufficient", a council spokesman said.

The three people were offered help but were not willing to cooperate with council workers, the spokesman added.

John Marshall from homeless charity Centrepoint Outreach said: "In some cases, unfortunately the answer is to return to the country of origin."

A UK Border Agency spokesman said: "People from within the European Economic Area who have been in the country for longer than three months have to be working, studying or self-sufficient in order to have a right to stay, as required by EU law," the spokesman said.

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