Kweku Adoboli has not lived in Ghana since he was four and came to the UK 26 years ago

Kweku Adoboli, the former UBS trader convicted of fraud, has been deported to Ghana, despite a long campaign to keep him in Britain.

His lawyer confirmed he was flown out of Heathrow Airport this evening after being detained in Scotland on Monday.

Adoboli, aged 38 and who has lived in the UK for 26 years, was said to be in a distressed state before he left.

The Home Office declined to comment on the reports.

Mr Adoboli’s local MP, Hannah Bardell, told the BBC he would be flown to Casablanca and then on to Ghana.

The MP, who has campaigned to stop the deportation, spoke to him on the phone before his departure and said he was “struggling not to break down”.

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