Mother-of-two reveals she opened her home to Afghan ’12-year-old refugee’ but was shocked when he turned out to be a grown man who threatened to KILL her family
Woman, renamed Julie for anonymity reasons, took in a refugee posing as a child
Afghan man, called Abdul, said he was 12 but dentist assessed his age as 19-21
Abdul was polite and shy but soon turned aggressive and attacked Julie’s family
Police arrested Abdul but he threatened to kill Julie’s family and she lives in fear
By Alex Matthews For Mailonline
2 March 2017
A mother-of-two opened up her home to a grown man posing as an Afghan ’12-year-old refugee’ who later attacked her family.
The woman said she lives in fear after the man, who said his name was Abdul, threatened to kill her family after he was arrested for assaulting her relatives.
During an emotional interview on ITV’s Loose Women, the mother, who was renamed Julie for anonymity reasons, has now called on the Government to carry out proper age checks on refugees coming to the UK.
She told presenters Ruth Langsford and Ayda Field that she had taken in the asylum seeker after being asked to look after him for a ‘few nights’ by social services.
Julie recalled: ‘When I walked into the room, I didn’t think he was the person they were referring to. He looked about 19. He was very quiet and very timid.
‘I didn’t want to hurt his feelings, but I don’t usually take teenagers. I take younger children. But I just thought he needed a home and didn’t think anymore of it.’
Despite her initial misgivings regarding the boy’s age, Julie generously opened up her home up to the ‘youngster’.
However, she became suspicious of his true identity after a dental examination.
She said: ‘We went to a dental appointment and the dentist age-assessed him between 18 and 21.
‘They had to give him the benefit of the doubt and because he claimed he was 12 and the dentist aged him as 21, they placed him at 16. They averaged him.’
Julie said that at first her new arrival was pleasant and well behaved, but soon he turned nasty.
She later found out he was not the person he said he was and had been arrested while posing as a child refugee in Belgium.
She said: ‘He was lovely in the beginning. Very humble, very polite, very thoughtful. But as the weeks went by I started to notice a change in him. I was comparing him to my boy and he was more mature than my boy was.
‘He had been arrested in Belgium. He had a bone density x-ray there and they said ‘‘you aren’t 12’’ and sent him on his way.
‘I found out that he claimed asylum there as a 17-year-old. I couldn’t understand why that information wasn’t passed on to me.’
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