The UKBA complaint wasn't actually a complaint to them specifically as l'd sent my complaint to the airport and not UKBA but seeing as they were investigating, l let it continue. Today l recieved their response ... well sort of. lt seems that the UKBA Complaints Team sent their response to the Head of UKBA at the airport, he read it and then wrote a response of his own to my complaint. l do find this somewhat strange and l have no idea what the Complaints Team response says ... l only have the Head of UKBA at the airport version. :) He's responding to a complaint about his own team of which he is in charge of. :)
Anyway, this response states that l was never detained! ... quote :-
"At no point did any of our officers tell you that you were under arrest or being detained. ............................................
As I have said above at no time were you detained or arrested you were asked to wait which you did"
Oh really? what's this then? Mr UKBA saying "Keep them there ...." "Let them go" (these clips taken from full recording here)
Added to this is the Chief Superintendent now writing to me today and saying the UKBA officer did issue orders to hold me but did not give any justifiable reason for doing so. He apologises for the inconvienience caused to me and says that he is now revising how his officers respond to instructions from the UKBA at the airport. Specifically the UKBA have to give valid legal reasons to his officers before they act ... or don't, if no justifiable legal reason is not forthcoming.
l have now written to this Head of UKBA at the airport and accused the UKBA officers involved in my detainment of not telling the truth ... er, what's the word for it? Ah yes,
lnteresting times indeed!