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Jailed tennis ace Boris Becker to be sent home to Germany before Christmas

Jailed tennis ace Boris Becker is to be deported to Germany next week after serving seven-months in prison.

The three times Wimbledon winner will be home for Christmas.

His deportation comes under a scheme designed to save the British tax payer money.

Becker, 54, has been approved for a British Government scheme where foreigners who commit crime in the UK are returned to their home country.

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Becker was sentenced to two and a half years last April after being found guilty of hiding £2.5 million in assets while bankrupt.

A spokesman for Becker said they were “pleased’ he might return to Germany – “albeit England has been his home for many, many years.”

He added: “I’m sure it will mean a lot to him and his family to be reunited for Christmas.”

Becker is being held at HMP Huntercombe in Oxfordshire.

The prison is used for foreign nationals soon to be sent home.

Becker, who won six Grand Slam singles titles, has lived in Britain since 2012.

However, he does not have British citizenship.

A Home Office spokesman said:

“Any foreign national who is convicted of a crime and given a prison sentence is considered for deportation at the earliest opportunity.”

 

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