An Albanian gangster convicted of murder in his home country has been granted anonymity after claiming asylum in the UK – to protect him from rivals.
The criminal served a life sentence for murder and other ‘very serious offences’ before being released and travelling to Britain by boat.
Following his arrest a judge ruled his identity should be hidden from the public ‘for the sake of security’ – after he claimed to have been threatened by gangland rivals.
Tory MP David Morris told The Sun: ‘It’s an outrageous decision which shows contempt for British citizens.’
Meanwhile, Tory MP Philip Davies said revealing the middle-aged man’s identity and criminal history was ‘clearly in the public interest’.
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