A MAN who attempted to breach his deportation order by entering the UK via Holyhead has been jailed.

Cezar Soare, 31, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment at Caernarfon Crown Court today (September 1).

He had previously pleaded guilty, on August 7, to one charge of knowingly entering the UK in breach of a deportation order.


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Prosecuting, Karl Scholz told the court that, early on August 5, a BMW arrived in Holyhead, carrying four occupants including Soare.

Their passports were checked by UK Border Force officers, and an active deportation order was found to be in place, as far as Soare was concerned.

This was the third time that Soare had attempted to enter the UK in breach of his deportation order.

Soare said he had arrived at Holyhead having travelled by car from Dublin, and claimed he was going to look for work while in the UK.

The deportation order against Soare had been issued to him on November 18, 2019, while he was serving a prison sentence in Birmingham.

He was deported to his native Romania on December 6, 2019, but was found to be in the UK again in July 2021.

Soare was again deported in June 2022, but was then discovered attempting to board a ferry to enter the UK on November 27, 2022.

Following a conviction for burglary in June 2019, Soare had been sentenced to 20 weeks’ imprisonment, and the deportation order was subsequently made.

Defending, Elen Owen said Soare has three teenage children living in Birmingham with their mother, and that he has a “genuine motive” to be reunited with them.

His “main intention” for breaching the deportation order was his “desperation” to be with them again, Ms Owen said.

She asked the court for “as short a sentence as possible” on Soare’s behalf.

Sentencing, Judge Timothy Petts also ordered Soare, who does not speak English and was assisted in today’s hearing by a translator, to pay a statutory surcharge upon his release.

Judge Petts told him: “Entering the country in breach of a deportation order is a serious offence.

“I accept that you have children in Birmingham who you want to see; I accept that prison conditions are difficult, particularly for those who do not speak English.

“But it has to be a prison sentence.”