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Immigrants to UK held in ‘prison-like’ conditions: report

LONDON: Immigrants to Britain detained in the country's largest detention centre were kept in "prison-like" conditions for "excessively" long periods of time, according to a watchdog report released on Tuesday. Foreign nationals were housed in the facility near Heathrow Airport on the western outskirts of London in some cases for as long as four years, the government probe said. Inspectors visiting Harmondsworth centre found that planned removals of immigrants had consistently failed to materialise due to last-minute…