Gwen set to be deported tomorrow

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SHEFFIELD’S singing lady will be deported tomorrow if a last ditch appeal for her to be allowed to stay in Britain fails.

Gwendolyn Roomes, aged 59, who sings hymns in the city centre, is being held in a detention centre in London and is due to be flown to her native Jamaica tomorrow morning.

Today her family and friends called on the authorities to allow her to stay in Sheffield, where she has lived for the past 10 years.

Gwen’s sons, daughter and supporters from the city’s New Testament Church of God claim vital paperwork submitted last week has been mislaid by the United Kingdom Border Agency which means her case has not properly been considered.

They are now filling in the forms, which they hope will save Gwen from deportation.

Her son Sam, 27, a father of two, from Eckington, said: “Mum says some of the paperwork she filled in has gone missing and without it the authorities will deport her.

“We are currently in the process of resubmitting that paperwork and hope it will be considered in time for her to stay.”

A spokesman for the UK Border Agency said it did not discuss individual cases.