Former tennis legend Boris Becker has been in custody for bankruptcy offenses since April 29, 2022 - Bum-Bum-Boris has had to call a cell his home for more than half a year. First held at Wandsworth Prison in south-west London, he has been in Huntercombe Prison near Nuffield in Oxfordshire for more than six months.
If Becker were to serve his entire sentence, there would still be around two years left to master. According to the British tabloid "Sun", Becker's stay could now be drastically shortened. As the "Sun" reports, Becker was admitted to a procedure that provides for the fastest possible deportation of foreign prisoners to their home countries. This should relieve the British prisons.
The 'Early Deportation of Foreign Prisoners' provides that any foreign national serving a specific sentence who is subject to deportation from the UK may be released from detention up to 12 months before the earliest release date (usually halfway through the sentence). and can be deported. Boris Becker has called Britain home for over a decade, but retained German citizenship – making him affected under the scheme.
A source in prison told the "Sun" that Becker could start his trip to Germany in December - so he would be free again before Christmas. His former spokesman told The Sun: "We're delighted for Boris that he qualifies for early release and can travel to Germany, even though England has been his home for many, many years."
The "Bild" newspaper contacted Becker's lawyer, Oliver Moser, who declined to comment on his client's deportation. After his conviction, it was almost certain that Becker would have had to leave his adopted country anyway. Back in May, a Home Office spokesman said that "any foreigner sentenced to prison will be considered for deportation at the earliest opportunity".