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Scotland rugby star Damien Hoyland’s Iranian grandparents will not be deported | UK News

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The Iranian grandparents of Scotland rugby player Damien Hoyland have been granted leave to remain in the UK after a decision to deport them was reversed.

The family from Edinburgh had launched a petition against a Home Office decision to deport 83-year-old Mozaffar Saberi and his 73-year-old wife Rezvan Habibimarand.

Following a high-profile campaign against the move, the Home Office has now granted them leave to remain.

Damien Hoyland of Edinburgh
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Hoyland and his family from Edinburgh launched a petition against the deportation ruling

The couple’s children and grandchildren are all British citizens based in Scotland.

They had complained that the deportation of the elderly couple would mean that their family would never see them again.

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