reasons stated by the Home Office
for the refusing were on the grounds of the singer being guilty of a
serious criminal offence.
february he was sentenced to a
community service order for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, singer
musician was due to play three UK
concerts, starting in Glasgow on Wednesday night. Two futher dates in
Manchester had also been planned, along with a concert in the Irish
Republic at Cork which has been also postponed.
promoters SJM confirmed the
concerts have been postponed but they advise that may be the dates
will be re-arranged
posted on his Twitter feed that
he had been denied entry to the UK, he added He added: “I’m pretty
sure y’all know. My entry was denied in your country. I love you.
SORRY!!” but the posts were subsequently removed.
statement, the Home Office said:
“We reserve the right to refuse entry to the UK to anyone guilty
of a serious criminal offence. Public safety is one of our primary
application to enter the UK
is considered on its individual merits,” it added.