Drunks who caused misery in West Bromwich kicked out of UK

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Three drunks who blighted the streets of West Bromwich with a catalogue of vile behaviour have been kicked out of the UK.

Slawomir Lewalski, 49, Janusz Dzieciolowski, 40, and Maciej Bortkiewicz, 34, were arrested and taken to detention centres elsewhere in the UK for their removal back to Poland.

Police, who today described the move as 'extraordinary', said Lewalski, also known as Sticks, was 'a notorious drunk' in West Bromwich, and was often found in gutters having soiled himself.

Dzieciolowski handed himself in for arrest in West Bromwich when it became clear officers were cracking down on abusive drunks who were scaring people in the town centre.

Bortkiewicz, also known as Rocky, who was given a five-year ASBO following years of nuisance behaviour was arrested in Birmingham city centre after members of the public at Moor Street Station and a Big Issue seller flagged down officers, having been shown his image on seen a wanted poster earlier that day.

Last year, Bortkiewicz was given a five-year ASBO following years of nuisance behaviour towards local businesses and residents. The men were put on flights at Heathrow airport to return to Poland.

Insp Akeel Najib, from Sandwell Police, said: "This action, in conjunction with UK Border Agency, shows that we take concerns raised by local communities seriously and we will not tolerate acts of anti-social behaviour. Ultimately, these men have been returned to their home country because they were unable to demonstrate that they were working, looking for work, studying, or were self-sufficient.

"People tell us that they now feels safer due to the departure of these three men, with the threat of people aggressively pestering shoppers or the sight of alcoholics acting inappropriately, removed."

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