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Old 24.09.2015, 22:38
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Manchester Tourism dealt crushing blow

I hate Manchester; deport me, Iranian man tells police

Arash Aria, 25, told officers he had been staying in UK illegally for 10 years but was released when officers discovered he had permission to live in country



An Iranian man who walked into a police station and demanded to be deported has said he did so because he was “fed up” with living in Manchester.

Arash Aria was arrested after telling officers he had been staying in the UK illegally for 10 years, but was later released when immigration checks found he did have permission to live in the country.

Greater Manchester police (GMP) described the episode as “strange”.

The 25-year-old told the Daily Telegraph: “The people of Manchester have not been welcoming. It’s words, violence, many things. I try to ignore people but I’m fed up now. I don’t get the respect I should here. People are not friendly here in Manchester. When they are rude to me, I don’t like it.

“Particularly in the last year it’s got really bad. I try to be friendly and polite. But they just laugh at me because I am foreign and look at me strangely.”

Aria, who said he is unemployed and on benefits after having worked as a waiter and barman, is hoping to renew his expired Iranian passport and return to Shiraz, in south-west Iran. He added he wanted to “be somebody”.

The incident was revealed in a series of tweets from GMP’s city centre account.

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“The people of Manchester have not been welcoming. It’s words, violence, many things. ... People are not friendly here in Manchester."
Sums up the city pretty well.

Does anyone else find it a bit weird that details of this incident were shared on Twitter by the local police? What's all that about?
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Old 24.09.2015, 22:46
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Sums up the city pretty well.

Does anyone else find it a bit weird that details of this incident were shared on Twitter by the local police? What's all that about?
My thoughts exactly, perhaps its a Manc thing
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Old 24.09.2015, 23:41
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Sums up the city pretty well.
Really?? I love Manchester... and it's super multi-cultural, I don't get the "they hate me cos I'm foreign" thing. He should be grateful he wasn't living in Carlisle if he thinks Manchester is racist!
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Old 24.09.2015, 23:51
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he sounds like just the person that ISIS would like to recruit.
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Old 24.09.2015, 23:58
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I've only been there once and it seemed OK.
It just tickled me that someone would rather be sent back to Iran (and probably hung for having tattoos) than live in Manchester.
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Really?? I love Manchester... and it's super multi-cultural, I don't get the "they hate me cos I'm foreign" thing. He should be grateful he wasn't living in Carlisle if he thinks Manchester is racist!
What a hooligan. I think some people don't appreciate splendour of the city and importance it plays in local football history.
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Fancy that... someone who believes they are illegal but actually has right to remain... wonders will never cease.
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Old 25.09.2015, 07:47
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Re: Manchester Tourism dealt crushing blow

He just wanted to "be somebody" -- aww bless.

Well they should have called his bluff instead of helping him to "be somebody" by making him front page news.. I wonder if he'd have been happily posing for pictures if he'd been immediately deported -- without his unemployment benefits.
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Old 25.09.2015, 08:16
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Well they should have called his bluff instead of helping him to "be somebody" by making him front page news.. I wonder if he'd have been happily posing for pictures if he'd been immediately deported -- without his unemployment benefits.
I think we can blame Greater Manchester Police for essentially Tweeting their entire day's activities.
It sounds like some Nu Labour crap initiative to connect communities with their law enforcement service providers
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I've only been there once and it seemed OK.
I've been there twice - and am of the opposite opinion.

The first time I ended up spending the night in a police cell with drunken northern gits, and second time was a short while later, when I was up before the beak.

Needless to say I haven't been back since '85.

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Let's hope he doesn't move to Switzerland.
Would be another whiner on the forum...
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Re: Manchester Tourism dealt crushing blow

So, this guy is an attention seeker, however, I’m sure he is on the receiving end of a lot of racist remarks.
With everything going on in the world right now, I guess its only getting worse.
Would have been fun to call his bluff

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Re: Manchester Tourism dealt crushing blow

Sorry, I dont know why the post above is so big.. Tried to edit it but doesnt seem to make any difference
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Sorry, I dont know why the post above is so big.. Tried to edit it but doesnt seem to make any difference
You need to use longer words, and apostrophes.

Last month Mancunians were very happy, http://www.timeout.com/manchester/bl...-survey-081815
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Most tourists who visit the Manchester area regard a trip to Salford as one of the highlights.
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You know what, that guy looks like he just needs a good night sleep.
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Re: Manchester Tourism dealt crushing blow

I guess this guy just wanted a free flight home.

Well done GMP for spotting this rogue!

The best multi cultural city in the UK (I am biased), don't let any ignorant person tell you otherwise.
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Re: Manchester Tourism dealt crushing blow

They have tourism in Manchester!?!
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Re: Manchester Tourism dealt crushing blow

The only Manchester that I know is in Vermont!

Quite a nice little town.

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