Raft man deported

The man found on a raft off the coast of Sweden last month was deported to his native Czech Republic on Friday morning by Swedish authorities, police in Gothenburg have said.

The man had not applied for asylum in Sweden, nor was he suspected of a crime. His identity was confirmed a few days ago by Interpol. The man is a Czech citizen, born in 1957.

He was put on a plane at Gothenburg’s Landvetter airport, with police and staff from the prison service in attendance.