75,000 asylum seekers have gone missing in past 20 years

The Home Office has also lost up to 75,000 of the so-called “legacy” asylum seekers, the head of the UK Border Agency admitted.

They are now unlikely to ever be traced with some cases dating back to the 1990s, despite a five year trawl of the records.

Jonathan Sedgwick, the acting chief executive of UKBA, also admitted some of the remaining individuals have been allowed to stay despite having a criminal record.”