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Briton accused of sex abuse in India slips into UK

June 13, 2005 20:22 IST

A British charity worker wanted for alleged sex offences in Mumbai has entered Britain after being deported from Tanzania.

Duncan Grant, who is the subject of an international arrest warrant under an Interpol red corner notice issued by the Indian authorities, arrived at Heathrow on June 1, The Daily Telegraph reported.

Grant was deported to the United Kingdom from Tanzania, where he had fought extradition to India since his case was highlighted by The Telegraph in August. He does not face charges in the UK.

According to the report, on the evening of May 31, Grant was placed on an Emirates Airlines flight to London via Dubai. However, his flight out of Dar es Salaam was delayed, causing him to miss his connection, which had been due to arrive at Heathrow at 0705 hours (local time) on June 1.

He took the next available flight, which landed at 1215 hours (local time).

Another Briton accused with Grant in the Indian case was arrested three years ago when he landed at an airport in New York and was sent back to India.

Grant has been wanted by the Indian police since November 2001 when he was accused by five Mumbai street children of sexually abusing them at the Anchorage homeless shelters that he founded in the city.

In February 2002, after Grant refused to return to India, stating that he could not get a fair trial, an international warrant was issued for his arrest.

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