A Home Office flight deporting convicted offenders to Jamaica has left the UK, despite a last-minute legal challenge.

It is not known how many people were on board or where the plane took off from.

The court order on Monday stopped the government deporting some of those due to leave, amid concerns they may not have had access to legal advice.

Chancellor Sajid Javid said no British nationals or anyone protected by the court ruling were on the flight.

All of those being deported are Jamaican nationals who have been convicted of criminal offences and served prison sentences of 12 months or more.

“It is absolutely right that when they have served their sentence that we send them out of the country,” Mr Javid told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“They are

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