A REFUGEE who walked 31 miles through the Channel Tunnel is now fed-up and regrets coming to Britain. FED UP: Abdul Rahman Haroun, who walked 31 miles through the Channel Tunnel, wants to go back
Abdul Rahman Haroun claimed he had done nothing wrong and would not have come had he known police would arrest him.
The Sudanese, who spent 11 hours trekking through the rail tunnel, moaned that no-one liked him here. Horrified train operators suspended services for two hours.
DELAYS: Horrified train operators suspended services for two hours GETTY
MOANER: Haroun complained that no-one liked him in Britain
I came because my life was in danger
Abdul Rahman Haroun
Now Haroun faces two years in jail despite securing refugee status because his life was in danger in Sudan. Tory MP Peter Bone said: That s the sort of message we want to get out.
Perhaps his statement should be plastered up at the entrance to the Channel Tunnel. A Eurotunnel spokesman said: He not only caused significant disruption to Eurotunnel and to the many freight and passenger customers travelling at the time, he also put his own life and that of others at risk by his actions. Haroun, 40, entered the tunnel just outside Calais before later popping up in Folkestone, Kent.
He reportedly claimed to be from the war-torn region of Darfur in Sudan and told officials: I came because my life was in danger.
DANGER: Haroun (not pictured) claimed he was from the war-torn region of Darfur in Sudan