Update: Florence and Precious Mhango.
Anne McLaughlin has sent out this update:
Yes they were released this afternoon and put on a train to Glasgow. It seems that their judicial review has been granted but it’s not clear yet if the Home Secretary intervened and dropped the objections or if the high court decided to throw those objections out.
Either way, I met two very happy people off the train just 45 minutes ago. Precious must be so confused by all of this but she was smiling and thrilled to be home, as was Florence who had been so scared earlier today.
I will update you when I know the details and then I’ll be looking at how we help them from here and also some of the broader issues this campaign has highlighted.
For now though I just want to say thank you very very much to every one of you for your support for Florence and Precious. As I’ve said before your support has made a huge difference and enabled them to cope with this awful situation.
But more than that, I have no doubt whatsoever that without your ongoing commitment to helping them, they would have been deported long ago.
I cannot say how much we appreciate each and every one of you.”