Ipswich: Violent mentally-ill man who successfully fought deportation admits GBH on 86-year-old woman

Herve Mika, who admitted GBH on an 86-year-old woman Herve Mika, who admitted GBH on an 86-year-old woman

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
12:54 PM

A violent mentally ill man who successfully appealed against deportation after a prison term fractured an 86-year-old woman’s pelvis in Ipswich eight months later.

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Ipswich Crown Court heard that in 2008 a judge at Coventry District Crown Court had said Herve Mika should be sent back to the Congo.

The judge made the recommendation at Mika’s sentencing for racially or religiously aggravated assault and affray.

However, Mika successfully appealed against his deportation in July last year.

On March 5 this year he committed grievous bodily harm on the 86-year-old at Sainsbury’s in Upper Brook Street, Ipswich, leaving her with life-affecting injuries.

At the time the 24-year-old was trying to flee from staff who suspected him of shoplifting when he pushed his victim to the ground during his bid to escape.

It is understood that Mika was given a deportation order as a result of the judge’s recommendation in 2008.

However, he appealed the order on human rights grounds as he would not be able to get the medication he required in the Congo.

A judge upheld his appeal in July last year. One of the considerations in Mika’s favour was said to have been because he was deemed to have been at low risk of re-offending.

At the time he had been in the UK for eight years.

Ipswich Crown Court heard there had been previously been a doubt over his mental fitness to enter a plea to GBH, but subsequently he admitted the charge after being deemed fit to do so.

Prosecutor Michael Crimp said Mika was suspected of shoplifting in Sainsbury’s on February 24, but ran off.

He returned to the store on March 5. When a member of staff said they wanted to speak to him in relation to an alleged theft Mika initially walked towards the office, before trying to run away.

Mr Crimp said as Mika, of no fixed address, attempted to flee the store he pushed the elderly woman with “some force”, causing her to fall to the floor. A victim personal statement to the court made it clear changes had to be made to the victim’s life as a result of what happened.

The court was told Mika’s first conviction in the UK came before Birmingham juvenile court in 2006.

He previous convictions are for theft and assault.

Mr Crimp said Mika had also been convicted of battery on two people he had encountered in the street.

Mika’s most recent conviction was on Friday last week before Norwich magistrates who gave him a 12-month conditional discharge for assaulting a prison officer.

Sentencing Mika for GBH Judge David Goodin ordered him to be detained without time restriction under the Mental Health Act.

The judge accepted Mika did not push the 86-year-old out of hostility or animosity.

13 comments

  • Just get him out.....I am fed up with the excuses that are used to keep people like this lowlife here, he gives nothing, he most probably came here with nothing, send him back with nothing,

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    richard

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • Don't like whats happening to our country? Vote UKIP. They will stop this sort of thing straight away. They are the only party willing to put British people first.

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    RC

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • The judge who upheld the appeal should be stood in the dock beside this person.

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    Dean

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • ",,,Mika did not push the 86-year-old out of hostility or animosity." That must make the innocent lady feel a lot better. I agree with you james n, bring it on.

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    Robotix

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • The judge who refused to shovel this vermin back to his cesspit of birth needs sacking! Utterly repulsive excuse for a human being. GET RID!

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    Supernova6

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • And only last year a judge allowed an appeal against deportation for a Vietnamese criminal because he said her family would not like her for being in prison in the UK. So we keep these people at the expense of the UK taxpayer. However, students have to bring money into the UK to pay tuition fees and food and accommodation and are not allowed to work here or to claim benefits - so what did Cameron do? He threw them out and lost our country £6 BILLION. Now countries like Australia and Canada are expanding their education system to take these students and take the money that should be helping the UK economy. So we keep those that cost us and throw out those who contribute to our economy!

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    Johnthebap

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • The court system in this country simply does not reflect the feeling of the people, they don't live in the real world. It's time that all judges were retired and new judges picked, as required, from members of the public at trials the same way that juries are picked. You can be assured that Mika's successful appeal to stay in this country would have been funded by the tax payer as the lawyer representing him was getting rich on public funds.

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    Big Spot

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • Sending him back to the Congo now , why should the UK tax payer pay for him to be in one of our hospitals, the UK is not a free medical service for the world...makes you made when cancer sufferers in this country can come under the post code lottery for drug treatment, yet we'll happily treat Mika and those that fly in to abuse our health service. WAKE UP MR CAMERON and Co.

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    Janina Beckett

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • If we go abroad on holiday for a few weeks we have to take out travel insurance to cover medical expenses................even within the EEC. Yet it seems anyone from anywhere can come into Britain and take our NHS services from UK citizens who have actually paid into it. Why can't Britain not charge the Congolese embassy for the "treatment" of thier citizen.

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    england1770

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • Fantastic. Well handled Britain. Now we have to pay for his upkeep. Great. Roll on the revolution.

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    james n

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • If he considered fit to plead, then he is fit enough to be deported without right of appeal.

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    John Haseltine

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • If he considered fit to plead, then he is fit enough to be deported without right of appeal.

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    John Haseltine

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • Now send this repeat offender back to the Congo!!why should we keep somebody who is of no use to this country?

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    tonyb

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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