‘Hot felon’ Jeremy Meeks has been deported from the UK, DailyMail.com has exclusively learned – less than eight hours after he arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport.
Meeks, 32, of Stockton, California, was set to spend this week in the British capital where he had been due to shoot a series of magazine covers, according to his manager Jim Jordan
But on arriving in London on Monday, Meeks was detained by UK border officials and banned from entering the country, despite claiming to have the correct paperwork and a letter from his parole officer.
Photos exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com show a dejected Meeks sitting in a Border Force holding area shortly before being bundled onto a US-bound plane.
He was flown back to the US, and landed in New York on Monday night. Meeks’ wife and manager Jim Jordan, who were traveling with him, are currently holed up in a hotel in London.
Speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com, Jordan said:
‘We went into the UK and we went through immigration and they detained Jeremy.
‘He wasn’t arrested but they deported him out of the country. They wouldn’t let him come into the country. He is really upset. He was police-escorted onto the plane.’
In it and pointing to his ‘escort’, Meeks said:
‘I’m sick of this s***. I’ve been denied. London don’t want me here having served my time. S*** is crazy.’
Meeks shot to fame in 2014 when the Stockton Police Department posted his mugshot on their website, following his arrest for street terrorism [gang activity] and a misdemeanor charge of resisting/obstructing justice.
The photo promptly went viral, with internet users dubbing him ‘the hottest convict ever’.