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Terrible twins get the boot
A POLISH man whose twin was kicked out the country earlier this year has also been deported.
Pawel Ziobro, aged 23, of no fixed address, was removed just a month after his twin brother Piotr was sent back to Poland on February 17.
The pair were removed under legislation that means European nationals living in other European Economic Area (EEA) countries who are not working and unable to support themselves can be deported.
Since arriving in Worcestershire in late 2009 the brothers had been mostly sleeping rough and were involved in a string of violent and disorderly incidents as well as thefts and using threatening words and behaviour in Worcester and Evesham.
In that time Pawel was arrested 18 times and convicted of seven offences, while Piotr was arrested 21 times and convicted of more than 30 offences.
Sergeant Carl Jones of the cathedral local policing team, which covers Worcester city centre, said: “The Ziobro brothers have been a thorough nuisance in both Worcester and Evesham for two years, causing numerous incidents of violence and disorder, usually when drunk.
“In Evesham, Pawel was a well-known street drinker who was also part of group who squatted in the empty buildings in Old Briar Close.
“In Worcester, Pawel also imposed himself on a flat in Dines Green to the annoyance of neighbours, and with disregard for the feelings of the tenant. He won’t be missed and his deportation is very good news.
“This pair are not typical of the Polish community in Worcestershire and their behaviour was also damaging the reputation of our eastern European communities.
“Their removal will protect from harm homeless people, who were targeted by the Ziobro brothers, and it will also be welcomed by the local shopkeepers who they stole from.”