Man dubbed ‘world’s hottest criminal’ deported from UK
LONDON: A man, famed with a sobriquet ‘world’s hottest criminal’, has been deported from the UK hours after he arrived in the country for launch of a magazine.
Jeremy Meeks went viral in 2014 after his mugshot was put online by Stockton Police Department when he was arrested on federal gun charges after he was found with a semiautomatic pistol.
He was sentenced to 27 months in prison but after being released from prison he was handed a modelling contract.
A day ago, Meeks was taken to one side at Heathrow after he landed at the airport on a flight from the US according to his manager, Jim Jordan.
Meeks was put on an American Airlines flight back to the US leaving his manager and his wife, Melissa, in the UK.
He arrived from Los Angeles yesterday to attend a launch party after featuring on the front cover of Man About Town which is due out on Thursday.
His manager told MailOnline that Meeks was not arrested but was detained by border officials despite having the correct paperwork before being sent back to New York.
He told the website: ‘They wouldn’t let him come into the country. He is really upset. He was police-escorted onto the plane.’
Mr Jordan and Melissa Meeks waited for five hours at a restaurant in the airport before they were told that Jeremy would be flying back to the US.
Mr Jordan now plans to visit the US Embassy for help.